Global Health Week events planned

Global Health Week programs start Monday, Feb. 26, and run until Thursday, March 1. The panel discussions and screenings, organized by Washington University’s Global Health Student Advisory Committee, are designed to educate and engage the community on a wide range of health-care issues.

Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas

School of Medicine researchers have found that when mature cells transition to begin dividing again, they all seem to do it the same way, regardless of what organ those cells come from. These older cells may be dangerous because when they revert to stem cell-like behavior, they carry with them all the potential cancer-causing mutations that have accumulated during their lifespans.

Incentive reform key to racial equity in America’s cities

Tax increment financing (TIF) and other development incentives have become American cities’ primary means of encouraging local economic development. A new study by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that TIF incentives could promote racial equity by using greater transparency and more equitable targeting of the locations where tax incentives are used.

‘Call things like they are’

When fading patriarch Beverly Weston goes missing, his family gathers for a reunion bordering on the apocalyptic. So begins “August: Osage County,” the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama by Tracy Letts. Washington University’s Performing Arts Department will present the show in Edison Theatre Feb. 23 to March 4.
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