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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Genetic errors may guide drug development

A new study of “beneficial” genetic mutations may provide guidance on new therapies to lower heart attack risk. School of Medicine researchers studied a family with rare mutations in an important gene.

Rice goes rogue

We tend to assume that domestication is a one-way street. But a new study of rice led by an Arts & Sciences researcher shows that different farming methods change the evolutionary pressures on crop plants, and the plants easily “de-domesticate.”

Nobel laureate being inducted into Walk of Fame Thursday

Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted groundbreaking research during her three decades at Washington University, will be posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame Thursday, April 6.

Increasing savings at tax time

Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School.

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Noon Tuesday, April 4

‘Rethinking global suicides’

5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4

‘What is one planet living?’

11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5

Spring arbor tour

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Campus Announcements

Relay for Life event this weekend

This year’s Relay for Life event will take place starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Francis Field. The 12-hour event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and its work toward cancer prevention and treatment.

WashU in the News

Alum Packnett among those speaking out after criticism of journalist, congresswoman


Mystery microorganism may have been first to produce oxygen

Inside Science

Washington U. professor’s vaccine startup lands $500,000 from Japanese firm

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Adrienne Strong photoAdrienne Strong, a graduate student studying sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has been recognized with a 2017 Peter K. New Student Research Competition award from the Society for Applied Anthropology.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: What is the university’s Tyson Living Learning Center?
A) A sustainable hotel
B) A research center that generates its own water and electricity
C) A residential hall for environmental studies students
D) A greenhouse containing rare plants

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