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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs. Volume XXXIX, Number 1. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by the Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.


The laser in a two-photon microscope illuminates the face of Jeff W. Lichtman, MD, PhD, professor of anatomy and neurobiology. Lichtman is among a consortium of researchers using innovative optical imaging techniques to conduct nervous system research. Learn more

What’s Inside Schizophrenia?
Researchers at the new Silvio Conte Center study the brain’s structure and function to better understand their roles in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

Neural Networking
New microscopic technologies and a collaborative approach aid researchers in their quest to unlock the secrets of neuronal development.

Where Innovation Meets Convenience
Patients receive compassionate care in a comfortable, easily accessible outpatient setting at the new Center for Advanced Medicine.

Physician, Manage Thyself
Today's physicians need business acumen as well as medical expertise to survive and thrive in the complex world of health care.

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers
Parkinson's Relief

Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus provides good symptomatic relief with much lower doses of medication, reducing the side effects.

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The Charles F. Knight Emergency and Trauma Center is open for business.