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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Top Stories

Overweight mothers underestimate their children’s weight

Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study from the Brown School.

Molecular function tied to high blood pressure, other diseases

By altering part of one molecule’s function, university engineers and researchers opened the door for more insight into how the molecule is associated with high blood pressure, autism and movement disorders.

Secrets of the shells

By growing phytoplankton called coccolithophores in the lab, scientists — including a postdoctoral researcher from Arts & Sciences — could understand the large biological overprint on the climate signal encoded by their remains.

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Campus Announcements

Learn about ‘Divided City’ project funding

There will be an info session and lunch at noon Thursday, March 2, in Umrath Hall, Room 224, where faculty and staff can learn more about “The Divided City” project looking at segregation. The final round of funding is approaching, and proposals are due March 31.

Washington People

William Hawkins

William Hawkins

William Hawkins, MD, never met the man who helped inspire him to become a cancer surgeon and researcher. Hawkins was born six months after his grandfather Gabriel Jooris, an artist and art restorer, died of the disease. But his and other losses guided Hawkins’ career path.

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WashU in the News

The cost to taxpayers of protecting Trump’s kids on overseas trips

CBS News

Will drug companies’ price-transparency efforts fall short?

The Lancet

In religious freedom debate, two American values clash


Reversal on private prisons could portend shift on justice

The Christian Science Monitor

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Campus Voices

Breakthrough moments: Randolph on Crohn’s disease work

Gwendalyn Randolph, chief of the Division of Immunobiology at the School of Medicine, discusses her groundbreaking work to better understand Crohn’s disease in this video from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

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Guy Genin photoGuy M. Genin, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has been elected to the 2017 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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