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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

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Study unveils new way to starve tumors to death

School of Medicine scientists have exploited a common weak point in cancer cell metabolism, forcing tumor cells to reveal their backup fuel supply routes. Mapping these routes, researchers have identified drugs that block them.

Ultra-Condensed Science explores antibiotic resistance

As antibiotics become less effective, people are thinking more about what happens if you get an infection resistant to all known antibiotics. Is there a last resort? Fredrik Inglis, of Arts & Sciences, explains how one old remedy is getting a new look. 

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Science on Tap: pencil lead physics

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WashU in the News

Trump son-in-law Kushner cleared to serve as White House adviser

USA Today

Scientists develop new genetic engineering technique


Ways to adjust 2017 goals to realistically achieve them

The Financial Diet

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Campus Voices

‘Should school boards discontinue support for high school football?’

Mark Halstead, MD, of the School of Medicine, offers his perspective in the journal Pediatrics about safety and concussion risk in high school football. The bottom line: He’d let his kids play in a well-run program.  

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Doug Wiens photoDoug Wiens, the Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, has been elected chair of the board of directors of IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology), a consortium of more than 100 U.S. universities that collects and shares geophysical data to better understand the planet.

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