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Professor Honored with Fluids Engineering Achievement Award

March 06, 2017

Michael Plesniak uses fluid mechanics to help physicians weigh treatment options and simulate surgical procedures.

Student Innovations Highlighted at SEAS R&D Showcase

February 28, 2017

GW engineering students competed for more than $50,000 in prize money with research that aims to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems.

GW Researchers Design Facial Recognition System to Track Wild Lemurs

February 21, 2017

A team of researchers has developed a computer-assisted recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild by their facial characteristics.

Protein-Fueled Fruit Flies More Likely to Produce Successful Sons

February 21, 2017

The diet of a fruit fly can determine the success his sons will have in mating, according to a paper co-authored by a George Washington University researcher.

Faculty Senate Hears Updates on Research Funding

February 13, 2017

Leo Chalupa, vice president for research, said GW has improved its reputation in research.

GW Biomedical Engineering Researcher to Lead Global Study on Sudden Cardiac Deaths

January 25, 2017

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in the United States, but scientific studies have failed to translate to successful medical treatments.

Plasma Thruster Technology Developed at GW Licensed by Vector

January 25, 2017

The technology gives researchers a way to control small, inexpensive satellites in space and to make space exploration more accessible.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Lost Teeth as Adults

December 20, 2016

GW researchers found that Limusaurus inextricabilis lost their sharp baby teeth as they grew older, a discovery that could shed light on bird evolution.

Americans’ Belief in Climate Change Tied to Local Weather Events

December 19, 2016

Researchers found that people living in regions with recent historically high temperatures are more likely to believe in climate change.

GW Celebrates Interdisciplinary Innovation with Opening of Cancer Center

December 09, 2016

The GW Cancer Center brings experts from across the university together to focus on cancer research and patient care.

Global Women’s Institute Celebrates Five Years

December 08, 2016

GWI has focused its projects on violence against women in areas of global conflict and how violence is impacted through immigration.

GW Researchers to Study Ancient Viruses in Cancer Patients with HIV

November 28, 2016

The $2.2 million award allows scientists to focus on fossil viruses that have become part of the human genome and have been implicated in certain types of cancer for patients with the HIV infection

Oxytocin Nasal Spray, Brain Scans Can Improve Treatments for Children with Autism

November 17, 2016

A GW researcher published two papers about therapies that could help families save time and money in identifying effective treatments for children with autism.

GW Researchers Awarded $7.5 Million to Study Child Health, Solar Cells

November 14, 2016

GW researchers were awarded federal grants this fall that will allow them to continue groundbreaking research across several fields.

Male Chimpanzees Are Bachelors, But They Can Be Good Fathers

November 14, 2016

GW researchers analyzed 25 years’ worth of behavioral data and determined male chimpanzees spend time grooming and caring for their offspring.

Interdisciplinary Courses in Nuclear Policy

November 04, 2016

Grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration will fund training for scientists and engineers in nuclear security policy.

GW Undergraduate Researcher Finds Balance with Laboratory Work and Karate

October 10, 2016

The Iraqi senior contributes to research that aims to cure conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and uncover the mysteries of infertility.

D.C. I-Corps Awarded Five Years of Funding

October 10, 2016

The Washington, D.C., innovation and entrepreneurship hub includes GW and three other universities.

GW Researcher Awarded $2.6 Million to Study Cervical Cancer Prevention in Peru

October 10, 2016

Patti Gravitt to examine barriers to screening and treatment in the Amazonian region.

GW Receives Martin Delaney Grant for HIV Cure Research

September 23, 2016

University researchers will lead 17 public and private partners in the effort sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Superbug MRSA May Be Spreading through Contaminated Poultry, GW Researcher Says

September 23, 2016

Ten people in Denmark who had no contact with livestock contracted the potentially deadly infection, most likely through food.

GW Researchers Awarded $3 Million to Study HIV Testing, Diet and Aging

August 26, 2016

Faculty members received national grants this summer that will allow them to continue groundbreaking research.

New Research Targets Immune System Vulnerabilities

August 04, 2016

A discovery by Department of Physics Professor Weiqun Peng may strengthen the immune system’s ability to fight the most virulent toxic invaders.

GW Awarded $500,000 Digital Humanities Grant

July 06, 2016

GW, Prairie View A&M, Davidson College and Rice University collaborate on project funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

GW Cancer Partnership Will Target Tobacco Use and HPV

July 05, 2016

Researchers will focus on preventative care in Cleveland and Washington, D.C., to lower rates of fatal cancer diagnoses.

Jewish Educational Research Collaborative Moves to GW

June 27, 2016

The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education is funded by more than $2 million in grants from nonprofit organizations.

GW Solar Institute Awarded $430,000 from Energy Department

May 26, 2016

Solar Institute, Planet Forward and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will create educational multimedia series.

What the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Teaches about How Stories Go Viral

May 15, 2016

New study examines what makes news articles about vaccination compelling.

Children’s Health Problems Stem from ‘A Soup of Exposures’

May 02, 2016

Research and Evaluation Forum explores effects of environmental stressors on childhood health.

Human Activity Is a Major Factor Driving Wildfires

April 29, 2016

Study weighs human influence and climate factors in wildfire forecast through 2050.



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