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Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies

Researchers at the School of Medicine, and elsewhere, conducted a study of rogue proteins involved in breast cancer, and they found that some tumors may be targeted with approved or investigational drugs.

Mouse in the house tells tale of human settlement

Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and allowing the common house mouse to flourish, suggests new research from Arts & Sciences.

Increase in gas prices associated with increase in child maltreatment

Increases in gasoline prices are associated with increases in child maltreatment referral rates, finds a new Brown School study. The price increase hurts families financially and potentially increases child abuse and neglect, the study finds.

‘Son of Soil’ debuts today

In her Hotchner-winning drama “Son of Soil,” which debuts today, playwright Andie Berry examines the ways that tragedy and grief echo across generations. Berry is a senior in Arts & Sciences.

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12:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 30

Pediatric diabetes research symposium

8 p.m. Thursday, March 30

Jazz at Holmes: jazz students

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WashU in the News

See the world’s largest collection of fluorescent rocks

Smithsonian magazine

Presbyterians want their Newton church back

The Boston Globe

Trump’s plans to eliminate carbon rule receives mixed support in Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Mapping asthma: the geography of inequality’

Kelly Harris, a doctoral student in education in Arts & Sciences, is trying to understand why higher rates of childhood asthma and lower income levels are connected. She discusses her work on health inequality for a “Hold That Thought” podcast.

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Timothy Wencewicz photoChemist Timothy A. Wencewicz, of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The program recognizes the best early-career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing discretionary research funds.

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Who Knew WashU?

Busch Hall historic photoQuestion: Which building was the first on what’s now known as the Danforth Campus?
Answer: B) The cornerstone for Busch Hall was laid in October 1900, the month before that of Brookings Hall. Named for donor Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co., the building originally was designed for chemistry. After being leased for use during the World’s Fair, Busch Hall opened for classes in 1905.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Rosetta Saputo, of Purchasing Services, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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