Best offense is a great defense for some carnivorous plants (Links to an external site)

Ivan Radin

Insect-eating plants have fascinated biologists for more than a century, but how plants evolved the ability to capture and consume live prey has largely remained a mystery. Now, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis and the Salk Institute have investigated the molecular basis of plant carnivory and found evidence that it evolved from mechanisms plants use to defend themselves.

A partnership for well-being (Links to an external site)

Desmond Lee, minister for social and family development in Singapore, delivered the symposium’s keynote speech.

Washington University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) partnered to present the multi-day symposia, “University Partnerships for Innovation: Advancing Human Well-Being.” The event included a symposium on mechanobiology, one on inclusion in asset building, and a special joint session on innovation partnerships. The aim was to illuminate applied research and innovations at the intersection of social policy, engineering and medicine.

Advancing well-being with global partnerships (Links to an external site)

Symposium in Inclusion in Asset Building

Washington University in St. Louis strives to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems, but the effort doesn’t occur in a vacuum. The university is fully engaged with a global network of partners, via education programs and research initiatives, to develop tangible and lasting solutions.

Driving force (Links to an external site)

Mechanobiology provides insight into life, Guy Genin, Amit pathak, Marcus Foston, Ram Dixit, Anders Carlsson, Liz Haswell

Mechanobiology provides insight into life. Engineers and scientists have recently identified a missing link that is critical to understanding and improving human health and the living environment — the emerging field of mechanobiology, or how biological systems sense, generate and respond to physical forces.