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Human Brain Size Evolved Gradually Over 3 Million Years

February 22, 2018

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos.

Research Project to Study Hurricane Mortality in Puerto Rico

February 22, 2018

A research team at the Milken Institute School of Public Health will conduct a study to estimate the excess mortality tied to Hurricane Maria, the governor of Puerto Rico announced today in San Jua

GW Undergraduate Researchers Doing ‘Remarkable Work’

February 05, 2018

Research with faculty mentors has shaped the undergraduate experience and future career paths for many GW students.

SPH Researcher Awarded $4 Million To Study Anemia in India

January 05, 2018

The Milken Institute School of Public Health was recently awarded a $4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that aims

Retelling the Spice Trade Story

January 03, 2018

George Washington University historian Joel Blecher has received a 2018 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his second book, “Profit and Prophecy: Islam and the Spice Trad

Regional Start-up Teams Eligible to Receive $25K Grants from GW’s AccelerateDC Program

January 03, 2018

The George Washington University’s new AccelerateDC program is searching for non-university affiliated start-up research teams from the Mid-Atl

SMPA Announces 2017-18 Manheim-Sterling Prize Recipients

December 22, 2017

Koralie Barrau, a senior studying Journalism and Mass Communication, and Steven Kelly, a senior studying Political Communication, are the 2017-18 Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research Prize recip

SEAS Professor to Be Inducted in National Academy of Inventors

December 15, 2017

School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Mona Zaghloul is set to be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) next spring, a prestigious distinction for leaders in academic i

Innovating Relief Efforts for Better Humanitarian Outcomes

December 08, 2017

An Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience (IDFR) project that aims to bring together private sector, governmental and nonprofit stakeholders to improve humanitarian relief efforts in Somal

Michael Keidar Installed as A. James Clark Professor of Engineering

December 01, 2017

School of Engineering and Applied Science professor Michael Keidar, who specializes in micropropulsion and nanotechnology, was installed as the

Women, Girls in South Sudan Face Staggering Rates of Violence

December 01, 2017

Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan, according to a 

Research Scholarships to Support Women in Engineering

November 28, 2017

Eight undergraduate women studying in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will conduct research under faculty mentors as part of a program focused

SPH Project Aims to Improve Health Outcomes for Infants in Nepal

November 28, 2017

The Milken Institute School of Public Health recently received a $4.9 million grant for a four-year project that aims to reduce the risk of small-for-gestational-age babies born in southern Nepal a

David Miliband to Give Keynote Address at GWI Research Unveiling

November 27, 2017

The research team from the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute and the International Rescue Committee plan to unveil the results of their groundbreaking new study, “No Safe Plac

GW Researchers Participate in Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting

November 16, 2017

George Washington University scientists made significant contributions to the Society for Neuroscience’s recent 47th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Opinion: "America can remain a leader in brain science, but only if we put our minds to it"

November 11, 2017

By Dr. Leo Chalupa, Vice President for Research, The George Washington University

Opioid Addiction Has Wide-Ranging Impact

November 03, 2017

Author J.D. Vance might have never gotten out of the small Ohio town where he grew up if it weren’t for his loving grandparents.

GW Researchers Contribute to Global Effort to Identify Astrophysical Event

October 16, 2017

Four George Washington University astrophysicists are part of a global group of scientists who collaborated to identify and study the first confirmed observation of two merging neutron stars, calle

GW Research Team to Test Zika Vaccine in Brazil

October 10, 2017

A team of School of Medicine and Health Sciences researchers were awarded more than $2 million to facilitate a vaccine trial in Brazil.

GW Signs $5.3 Million Agreement to Research Plasma-Based Cancer Therapies

September 26, 2017

George Washington University has signed a $5.3 million corporate research sponsorship agreement with Maryland-based US Patent Innovations, LLC (USPI) that will fund a new initiative to develop biom

Global Women’s Institute Makes International Impact

September 25, 2017

The George Washington University Global Women’s Institute recently named three winners of the 2017 Communications X-Change Awards, an annual international competition designed to share communicatio

SEH Greenhouse Supports Budding Research

September 21, 2017

Eight floors above the noise of Foggy Bottom, a budding greenhouse is transforming the way scientists at the George Washington University study the world.

Young Researchers Should Seek Fulfillment, Happiness in Career Path

September 19, 2017

Aspiring academics are taught throughout their education that being anything less than a faculty member doing research in a university setting or a scientist running a lab is failure.

Researcher Uses Gene Editing to Unveil Butterfly Biodiversity

September 18, 2017

There are more than 20,000 distinct species of butterflies in the world today, all distinguishable by the colors and patterns on the wing.

GW Research Team to Study Natural Immune Response to HIV

September 12, 2017

A research team at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been awarded a $2 million grant to study the body’s natural defenses against HIV and look for ways to

GW’s New STEMworks Adds New Dimensions to Learning

September 11, 2017

A restaurateur planning purchases and creating a business model, a researcher mapping behavioral patterns in a town or analyzing the link between daytime electrical power use and greenhouse gases b

NIH Renews Grant for Critical Autism Research

September 08, 2017

A George Washington University research project aimed at understanding the different risks of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in girls and boys received five years of 

High School and Middle School Girls Get a Jump on STEM at GW

September 05, 2017

From a cyber security camp to pre-college summer classes, departments across the George Washington University are making

More TV, Less Exercise Puts Older Adults at Risk

August 29, 2017

A Milken Institute School of Public Health study found older people who watch the most TV are at higher risk of being unable to walk.

Defense Writers Group Moves to GW, Joins New Project for Media and National Security

August 21, 2017

The Defense Writers Group, an association of defense and national security correspondents with 50 member news organizations from around the globe, will move to the George Washington University and