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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Engineers launch experiment into space

An experiment designed by a university engineering team soon will be performed in space. The experiment, called Flame Design, was on board a SpaceX Dragon rocket that arrived at the International Space Station this month.

Woofter named director of architecture programs

Heather Woofter, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm Axi:Ome, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School.

Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

Researchers from the School of Medicine have found that the immune system may be triggered to treat atherosclerosis and possibly other metabolic conditions, including fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes.

Project seeks to boost physical activity in rural areas

Ross Brownson, of the Brown School, has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a five-year project aimed at promoting physical activity in rural communities.

BJC, School of Medicine establish Health Systems Innovation Lab

Thomas Maddox, MD, is leading the new Health Systems Innovation Laboratory, a partnership between BJC HealthCare and the School of Medicine. The cross-disciplinary effort aims to develop innovative ways to deliver care and improve health.

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Iced Tuesday Tea at 3

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 22

Farmers’ market on the Medical Campus

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Scientist screwed up? Send ’em to researcher rehab


Is competition the solution to high drug prices?


Rosenstein friends say he won’t be influenced by Trump tweets


New sculpture hangs high above Lambert’s Terminal 2


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Campus Voices

‘Exploring the geography of the brain’

Washington University’s Deanna Barch and David Van Essen were part of an expert panel during the World Science Festival in New York about efforts to map and understand the human brain. Video of the panel was shared on the Dana Foundation blog.

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Lori Setton photoLori Setton, a renowned researcher into the role of the degeneration and repair of musculoskeletal tissues, has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, effective Aug. 1.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: What was the first nickname for Washington University athletic teams before students voted to change it to the Bears?
A) Eagles B) Pikers C) Pioneers D) Wildcats

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