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Research Spotlight

Hydraulic system of trees

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.

Research Spotlight

Stacked Solar Cell

Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

July 11, 2017

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

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.