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Research Spotlight



Researchers have identified a potential link between microbes in the throat and schizophrenia.

Researchers Identify Signature of Microbiomes Associated With Schizophrenia

August 25, 2015

The study could help diagnose and treat schizophrenia in the future.

A student of Dr. Leftwich observes a sea lion at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Swimming Without a Trace—Building a Machine to Mimic What Sea Lions Naturally Do

August 10, 2015

Megan Leftwich, GW professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is studying sea lions to build a robotic foreflipper that can move through the water without leaving a wake.

New Analysis Suggests Body Size Increase Did Not Play A Role in the Origins of Homo Genus

August 03, 2015

New research sharpens model used by anthropologists for the last 25 years.

Dr. Vertes holds a silicon wafer containing multiple the REDIchip devices, a new device that can detect ultratrace amounts of ch

Detecting the Undetectable: New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace Amounts

June 17, 2015

The REDIchip will be available for commercial purchase beginning July 1.

Maritime archaeologists dive at the site of the São José shipwreck near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. GW Professor Step

GW Archaeologist Resurfaces Stories from a Sunken Slave Ship

June 09, 2015

Off the coast of South Africa, researchers recover relics to be displayed at the Smithsonian’s newest museum.

Science and Engineering Hall

The George Washington University Opens Science and Engineering Hall, Largest Building of Its Kind in D.C.

March 03, 2015

GW's new Science and Engineering Hall is a $275 million, 500,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art research facilities and programs.

Patients Don’t Understand Risks of Unnecessary Antibiotics, GW Study Shows

December 15, 2014

Over prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance. In a first-of-its-kind study, research led by the George Washington University suggests that public health educational materials may not address the misconceptions that shape why patients expect antibiotics, driving doctors to prescribe them more.

James M. Tielsch, chair of the Department of Global Health; Lori Heise, Gender Violence and Health Centre director; Mary Ellsber

Effectiveness of Campaigns Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls Examined

November 20, 2014

Levels of violence against women and girls remain high across the world despite the global attention the issue has received.

Ants on a leaf.

Nature Collides with James Bond: Newly Discovered Ant Species Hides in Plain Sight

October 01, 2014

The new ant species, Cephalotes specularis, was discovered by Dr. Scott Powell in the savannah region of Brazil.

Pterodactyloid

Oldest Pterodactyloid Species Discovered, Named by International Team of Researchers

April 24, 2014

An international research team,has discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid and established they flew above the earth some 163 million years ago, longer than previously known.

Research Spotlight

Using light, “spark” cells (green) and automation, Entcheva’s lab speeds up the process of drug screening in heart cells (red) t

GW Researchers Use Light to Control Human Heart Cells and Expedite Development of New Drugs

May 10, 2016

The research is outlined in a paper which published in Nature Communications on Tuesday.

Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet an

Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

December 09, 2015

The findings were published in PLOS ONE on Dec. 9.