Clot-busting drugs not recommended for most patients with blood clots

About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that involves chronic limb pain and swelling, making it difficult for some to walk and perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown that a risky, costly procedure to remove such clots fails to reduce the likelihood that patients will develop the debilitating complication.
Mark S. Wrighton

Trustees discuss higher education trends, chancellor search; elect new board member

The Dec. 1 meeting of the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees focused on trends in higher education and the search for a new chancellor, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. The board also elected a new trustee, Albert Yuk Keung Ip, BS ’73, executive director and chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Investments Limited in Hong Kong.

Reaching for neutron stars

A cross-disciplinary team from chemistry and physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has discovered both a framework to predict where neutrons will inhabit a nucleus and a way to predict the skin thickness of a nucleus.

Helping minority students feel welcome

Nearly 30 percent of U.S. college students drop out in their first year, on average. One segment of a campus population shown to experience a particularly difficult time fitting in: underrepresented minority students. Now, a new intervention program being implemented through the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis aims to help minority students feel that they belong on campus.
Brookings Hall

Work continues on process to select the next chancellor

The process to select the next chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis is in full swing, with the final two members added to the search committee, Susan B. McCollum and Empress Sanders. Listening sessions are underway on the Danforth Campus, with sessions scheduled on the Medical Campus in January.