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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Top Stories

In autism, genes drive early eye gaze abnormalities

New research has uncovered compelling evidence that genetics plays a major role in how children look at the world. The discovery by researchers at the School of Medicine and Emory University aids in understanding the causes of autism spectrum disorder.

New book provides strategies for prison decarceration

A new book co-edited by the Brown School’s Carrie Pettus-Davis, “Smart Decarceration,” aims to provide solutions and concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.

Brown School to study health impact of MetroLink expansion

A team of researchers from the Brown School is set to investigate the potential health impact of expanding the region’s MetroLink light-rail system. Rodrigo Reis is leading the effort.

New clues found to common respiratory virus

Mapping the molecular structure of an RSV protein that interferes with the body’s ability to fight off the virus, School of Medicine researchers have found clues to how RSV causes disease. This could potentially lead to a vaccine or treatment.

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Campus Announcements

Public Health Cubed funding cycle open

Public Health Cubed is a rapid seed funding mechanism for Institute for Public Health faculty scholars. This cycle seeks projects focused on health equity and community and social disparities. Submit ideas by Aug. 15.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Whichever way ‘repeal and replace’ blows, pharma is due for windfall

The Huffington Post

DREAMer protections face demise soon by federal courts

USA Today

Cisco buying St. Louis network security startup founded by engineering faculty

St. Louis Business Journal

WashU track star takes chance at dream school and runs with it


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Campus Voices

‘Hands-on science ignites passion in young minds’

Victoria May, executive director of the university’s Institute for School Partnership and assistant dean of Arts & Sciences, writes on the SocialEarth blog about the importance of exploring ways to make science come to life in the classroom.

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Ashley June Moore has been appointed program director of the university’s College Advising Corps, which places recent graduates into local high schools to serve as full-time college advisers.

David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Germany’s highest academic award for researchers outside the country, and has been named an Einstein Visiting Fellow by the Berlin Institute of Health.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Washington University founded the first of which of these west of the Mississippi River in 1881?
A) Art museum B) Intercollegiate athletics program
C) Law school D) Medical school

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