Unusual skin cancer linked to chronic allergy from metal orthopedic implant

In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals such as nickel develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancerĀ  from the inflammatory cells and molecules that gather at the site.

Novelist and political negotiator Nuruddin Farah presents Somalian conflict up close and personal

The great novelist, Nurrudin Farah, will be on the Washington University campus Feb. 13 and 14 to speak on “Political Islam and Clan in Present-day Somalia” for the Assembly Series, and to present a reading/discussion of his works for the Department of English in Arts & Sciences. Both events are free and open to the public.