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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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$10 million gift to benefit Center for Genome Sciences

The School of Medicine has received a $10 million gift from the Harry Edison Foundation to support the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology. The gift, from the Edison family, will help to advance the center’s research programs, including its work in understanding the gut microbiome.

A better look at the lungs

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded biomedical engineer Mark Anastasio a four-year, $1.7 million grant to attempt to develop a new way to image airflow in lungs. The research someday could make diagnoses of lung disease easier and more cost-effective.

The next enchanted ring?

Using genomics, a chemistry lab has worked out the biosynthetic machinery that makes a new class of antibiotic compounds called the beta-lactones. Like the beta-lactams, such as penicillin, they have an unstable four-member ring. Researchers leapfrogged the process, using genetics to zero in on bacteria synthesizing.

LEAP Inventor Challenge awards $175,000 to university teams

Five university teams are receiving up to $175,000 to pursue their innovative ideas through the LEAP Inventor Challenge. Concepts range from a device to stimulate bone healing to drug discovery software.

Peregrine falcons nest on Medical Campus

For several years, peregrine falcons have nested on the Medical Campus. The four newest falcons are believed to have hatched April 23 and can now be seen honing their flight skills above the medical center.

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4 p.m. Wednesday, June 14

Crop Box program, mini-market

5 p.m. Thursday, June 15

Gallery talk on Kemper collection

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Campus Announcements

New program will manage all shared medical school spaces

A new Education & Campus Support Services program launched by the School of Medicine’s Operations and Facilities Management Department will manage all shared spaces at the school.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

The addicts next door

The New Yorker

Antlers are miraculous face organs that could benefit human health

Smithsonian magazine

Multi-talented students deliver a message of family and humanity

Shanghai Daily

Want your kids to grow taller?


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Nancy Staudt photoNancy Staudt, dean of the School of Law and the Howard and Caroline Cayne Professor of Law, is serving as graduation speaker this week for the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen in Norway.

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