Magarian analyzes state efforts to restrict ‘inappropriate’ library materials

Greg Magarian, a constitutional law expert at the School of Law, writes an op-ed about a proposed Missouri regulation of public libraries, arguing that the requirements to protect children from “inappropriate materials” would “inject government bias into library funding” in violation of the Constitution.

‘Engineering is pregnant with possibilities’

Michelle Oyen, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, writes in Science Advances about how recent engineering advances provide new tools and techniques to alleviate poor pregnancy outcomes that can lead to maternal and fetal death and long-term medical complications.

‘The World Cup of paradoxes’

Sunita Parikh, in Arts & Sciences, writes on the “Human Ties” blog about the recent World Cup in Qatar, the juxtaposition of thrilling moments on the field with ugly business and political elements behind major sporting events and the concept of “sportswashing.”

‘Mentoring: It’s in our genes’

Jennifer Heemstra, the Charles Allen Thomas Professor of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences, discusses the #MentorFirst initiative, which emphasizes being a mentor to students while also conducting excellent research, in a post on the Biomedical Beat Blog.

‘What’s wrong with being a one-hit wonder?’

Markus Baer, at Olin Business School, takes part in a podcast episode to discuss his research on why some first-time producers struggle to repeat their initial creative success.

Brain-related issues can linger after patients recover from COVID-19

In this episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, learn more about one of the leading problems associated with long COVID-19. Researchers at the School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System are learning how and why a respiratory virus is affecting the brain, particularly causing a condition known as brain fog.
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