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Friday, April 14, 2017

Top Stories

The father of the microbiome

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of the School of Medicine, is expanding our understanding of human health by studying our gut bacteria. The research suggests you are what you — and your microbes — eat.

$3.5 million funds study of rare tumor disorder

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, an international leader in neurofibromatosis research, received a $3.5 million grant to study why people with a genetic mutation that causes the genetic disorder known as NF1 develop markedly different signs and symptoms.

Brownson awarded $2.6 million grant for cancer research

University health researcher Ross Brownson has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study examining poor implementation of cancer-control programs.

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1 p.m. Saturday, April 15

Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 16

Easter Mass in Graham Chapel

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16

Passover holiday dinner

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: Apply for SPORE research grants

Reminder: Applications are now being accepted for the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants. The deadline is May 1.

Danforth parking lottery open April 17-28. All permit holders must enter. Learn more.

Social Photo of the Week

Celebrating spring on campus

WashU in the News

This jerk of a weed is hiding in plain sight in rice fields

Modern Farmer

Kanye West being used as a college case study for mental illness


The best and brightest business majors

Poets & Quants for Undergrads

Stopping Zika in its tracks

KSAT-TV (San Antonio) | Ivanhoe News

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Campus Voices

‘Making sense of Klansville’

Sociologist David Cunningham, of Arts & Sciences, discusses in a “Hold That Thought” podcast what he learned about North Carolina while doing research for his book “Klansville USA” — and how that history could offer lessons for modern times.

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