Back when Henlay Foster first enrolled at Washington University, Ethan Shepley was chancellor, Olin Library didn’t exist and the campus had, at long last, racially integrated. That was 1954. Now, 67 years later, Foster will graduate with a degree in music from Arts & Sciences at age 84.
Over the past five weeks, Class Acts has celebrated the makers and the advocates, the researchers and the champions for health equity. Here, we meet three public servants who have worked to build a stronger St. Louis: David Blount, a policy expert at the Brown School, Deanna Davise, a defender of children at the School of Law, and Theresa Matheus, a middle school educator at University College.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine shows that African American women with triple-negative breast cancer have higher mortality than white American women with this aggressive tumor. The investigators call for more research to understand the factors driving the disparities.
A new study with zebrafish shows that a deadly form of skin cancer — melanoma — alters the metabolism of healthy tissues elsewhere in the body. The research led by chemist Gary Patti suggests that these other tissues could potentially be targeted to help treat cancer.
Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at the Brown School, has received $1.9 million in grants to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among Blacks in St. Louis City and County.
A number of distinguished speakers, faculty members and student leaders will take part in Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on May 20 and 21 at Washington University.
The School of Medicine has joined the All of Us Research Program, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that seeks to recruit 1 million volunteers to build a detailed biomedical data resource that reflects the breadth and diversity of the U.S. population.
A $10.7 million five-year grant will support a comprehensive study in which whole-genome sequencing will be used to address critical gaps in knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. The project is led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh.
New research from biologists in Arts & Sciences shows how animals and bacteria differ in the enzyme they use to attach heme to the cytochrome. The results help illuminate a promising target for new antibiotics.
Periodical cicadas are above ground for only a handful of days every 17 years. Human-induced rapid environmental change is altering the world they will briefly encounter, according to Brett Seymoure, a postdoctoral fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis.
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