Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. Twenty-two Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Washington University's undergraduate program is ranked 14th in the nation and 7th in admissions selectivity by U.S. News and World Report. The university is ranked 30th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2006, the university received $434 million in federal research funds, ranking seventh among private universities receiving federal research and development support, and in the top four in funding from the National Institutes of Health.Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. Officially incorporated as "The Washington University," the university is occasionally referred to as "WUSTL," an acronym derived from its initials. More commonly, however, students refer to the university as "Wash. U." To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976. Wikipedia.
Chase J.M.,Washington University in St. Louis
Science | Year: 2010
Net primary productivity is a principal driver of biodiversity; large-scale regions with higher productivity generally have more species. This pattern emerges because β-diversity (compositional variation across local sites) increases with productivity, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are unknown. Using data from a long-term experiment in replicate ponds, I show that higher βdiversity at higher productivity resulted from a stronger role for stochastic relative to deterministic assembly processes with increasing productivity. This shift in the relative importance of stochasticity was most consistent with the hypothesis of more intense priority effects leading to multiple stable equilibria at higher productivity. Thus, shifts in community assembly mechanisms across a productivity gradient may underlie one of the most prominent biodiversity gradients on the planet. Source
Washington University in St. Louis and Mediomics, Llc | Date: 2015-03-30
Washington University in St. Louis | Date: 2015-09-22
Systems and methods for the determination of a peptide receptor and use of it to provide a therapeutic C-peptide sensitizer. Specifically to determine a receptor for any peptide provided that the receptor is a G protein coupled receptor (GPCR).
Washington University in St. Louis | Date: 2015-05-13
A physicians console display presents physician icons which when selected by a physician causes a processor to execute software program applications stored in the memory device. Each software program accesses a component via a LAN. The components include an electronic health record server, equipment, and a PACS server. Each software program application provides an image generated by its component on the display of the physicians console. The processor executes a remote consultant communication protocol providing selected remote icons to the remote consultants computer, each selected remote icon corresponding to one of the icons of the physicians console. When a particular remote icon is selected by a consultant via the remote consultants computer, the remote consultant communication protocol provides the image generated by the component of the physician icon corresponding to the particular remote icon on the display of the remote consultants computer.
Washington University in St. Louis | Date: 2015-09-15
Disclosed are methods for diagnosing small and large mandibular sizes in individuals. Methods include determining the expression levels of MSX1, DLX6 and EDN1. Also disclosed are methods of prognosing mandibular size in an individual by determining the expression levels of MSX1, DLX6 and EDN1.