Dec. 5 2013
McMillan Hall addition shows commitment to sustainability
A new addition to historic McMillan Hall features a green roof that can be used for research and instruction. Small gardens will support teaching on topics such as global health and environmental anthropology. The space has been designed for LEED Gold certification and furthers the university's commitment to using its campus as a living laboratory to test and model sustainable practices.
Dec. 2 2013
Children's intestines reveal antibiotic resistance
New research from scientists at the WUSTL School of Medicine highlights the importance of only using antibiotic drugs when they are truly needed. The study showed that friendly microbes in the intestinal tracts of healthy American children have numerous antibiotic resistant genes. Those genes can be shared with harmful microbes, interfering with the effectiveness of antibiotics in ways that can cause serious illness or even death.