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Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

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Drug compound halts, in mice, Alzheimer’s-related damage

School of Medicine researchers have shown that levels of tau protein can be reduced — and some of the neurological damage even reversed — by a synthetic molecule that targets genetic instructions. The findings are important for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

New Office of Scholar Programs opens in Women’s Building

Three of the university’s premier scholar programs — the Ervin Scholars, the Annika Rodriguez Scholars and the Danforth Scholars — are now part of the new Office of Scholar Programs. Scholars will have a space in the Women’s Building to collaborate.

Study: Tax-return delay could hurt low-income families

Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer this year for federal refunds because of a new anti-fraud law. The delay could be costly, finds a new study from the Brown School and the Tax Policy Center.

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7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29

Duchesne Trio concert

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WashU in the News

WashU work featured in ‘Alzheimer’s: every minute counts’


How Trump’s revival of an abortion ban will affect women in Kenya

The New York Times

Scientists capture a ‘sonic boom’ of light

Smithsonian magazine

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Matthew Barton, resident in otolaryngology, 35

Matthew Barton photoMatthew R. Barton, MD, a physician-scientist in his seventh and final year of residency in otolaryngology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine, died unexpectedly Jan. 23 at his home of an undiagnosed medical condition. He was 35. Visitation will be this evening, and a funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 28.

Campus Voices

‘Donald Trump waves goodbye to era of baby boomer presidents’

Presidential historian Peter Kastor, of Arts & Sciences, writes in The Conversation about how President Donald Trump ushered in a new era for the American presidency, and how Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama had more in common than you might think.

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Stephen Beverley photoStephen Beverley, the Marvin A. Brennecke Professor and head of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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