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Research Spotlight

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Increasing Drought Stress Predicted to Challenge Vulnerable Hydraulic System of Plants, GW Professor Finds

November 27, 2012

The hydraulic system of trees is so finely-tuned that predicted increases in drought due to climate change may lead to catastrophic failure in many species. A recent paper co-authored by George Washington University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Amy Zanne finds that those systems in plants around the globe are operating at the top of their safety threshold, making forest ecosystems vulnerable to increasing environmental stress.

The George Washington University Associate Professor Diana Burley Co-Leads a National Center to Study Cybersecurity Education

October 08, 2012

Diana Burley, associate professor of human and organizational learning, has been named a co-principal investigator of National CyberWatch, a collaborative national research center led by Prince George’s Community College with the mission of formalizing and elevating cybersecurity education in two- and four-year institutions.

The George Washington University Receives Record 5-Year, $134 Million Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes Medications

September 26, 2012

John Lachin has been awarded a five-year, $134 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to conduct a clinical trial examining the long-term effectiveness of several glucose-lowering medications for treatment of people with type 2 diabetes.

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Human Brains Develop Wiring Slowly, Differing from Chimpanzees, George Washington University Professor Finds

September 25, 2012

Research comparing brain development in humans and our closest nonhuman primate relatives, chimpanzees, reveals how quickly myelin in the cerebral cortex grows, shedding light on the evolution of human cognitive development and the vulnerability of humans to psychiatric disorders, a GW professor finds.

The George Washington University Researcher Received $1.7 Million to Study Solar Cement

September 18, 2012

Stuart Licht, professor of chemistry at the George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, has been awarded $1.7 million to continue studying methods of producing cement and other fuels that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the environment.

George Washington University Receives Record $24.5 Million for Health, Medical Research

September 06, 2012

The George Washington University today announced that it has received two grants totaling nearly $24.5 million dollars, the largest grant allocation the university has received in recent history.

Cerataspis monstrosa

George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

August 27, 2012

The origin of Cerataspis monstrosa has been a mystery as deep as the ocean waters it hails from for more than 180 years. For nearly two centuries, researchers have tried to track down the larva that has shown up in the guts of other fish over time but found no adult counterpart. Until now.

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GW Researchers Reveal First Autism Candidate Gene that Demonstrates Sensitivity to Sex Hormones

February 16, 2011

George Washington University researcher, Dr.

Ferid Murad

Nobel Laureate In Medicine To Join The George Washington University

January 11, 2011

A Nobel Prize winner will soon be teaching and conducting life saving research at the George Washington University.


Neandertal Diets Are More Similar to Modern Humans Than Scientists Originally Thought

December 27, 2010

Researchers from George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution have discovered evidence to debunk the theory that Neandertals’ disappearance was caused in part by a deficient diet –

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.