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Friday, April 7, 2017

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Studying the brain’s suspension system in TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. New research from a team of university engineers takes a closer look at the brain’s “suspension system,” the membranes separating the skull from the brain, and the insight it could provide to prevent TBI.

Sam Fox, engineering students prepare for Solar Decathlon

Concrete is durable, inexpensive and ubiquitous. But is it sustainable? That question is being put to the test as students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the School of Engineering & Applied Science prepare for Solar Decathlon 2017.

Pediatrics names vice chair of clinical affairs, strategic planning

Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD, a noted physician with expertise in pediatric gastroenterology, has been named vice chair of clinical affairs and strategic planning of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine.

WashU Expert: Human rights at issue in Mississippi law

A federal appeals court panel heard arguments on a Mississippi law that allows people with certain religious beliefs to refuse goods and services to LGBTQ and unmarried people. The measure is unconstitutional, said legal scholar Elizabeth Sepper.

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10 a.m. Friday, April 7

Parking changes town hall meeting

3:30 p.m. Friday, April 7

Assembly Series: Sara Taksler

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WashU in the News

House tax plan may shift use of corporate debt

The New York Times

Cannibalism study finds people are not that nutritious

National Geographic

Physicists attack math’s $1,000,000 question

Quanta Magazine

Nobel Prize-winning scientist gets St. Louis Walk of Fame star

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘This is how Trump’s budget cut would harm medical research’

Michael White, of the Department of Genetics in the School of Medicine, writes in Pacific Standard magazine that President Trump’s proposal to cut the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget by 20 percent would close labs, but more importantly, would mean the public never realizes the benefits of scientists’ work.

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Richard Vierstra photoThe American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) has named Arts & Sciences’ Richard Vierstra a fellow of ASPB. The award is granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the society.

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