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Friday, July 21, 2017

Top Stories

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

Part of a major 20-year study including the School of Medicine, new research provides further evidence that surgery is unnecessary for early-stage prostate cancer. But some men whose disease is further along may benefit.

Trump budget increases regulatory costs by $3.5 billion in 2018

While President Trump has pledged to do away with wasteful regulations, his proposed 2018 budget would increase federal spending on regulatory agencies by 3.4 percent, according to a new report co-led by the university’s Weidenbaum Center.

Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses

A study led by the School of Medicine found that viruses in the intestines may affect a person’s chance of developing Type 1 diabetes. Children who carried a specific virus in the Circoviridae family were less likely to head down the path toward diabetes.

Afghans with disabilities lack access to quality health care

Despite 15 years of investment in the Afghan health-care sector by the international community, vulnerable groups, such as those with disabilities, don’t benefit from access to quality care, finds a Brown School study published in Lancet Global Health.

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Campus Announcements

KL2 career development applications due Sept. 15

KL2 Career Development Awards offer multidisciplinary training in research for future clinical investigators. Applications for a position involving research that addresses the needs of children are being accepted through Sept. 15.

Social Photo of the Week

A work of art

WashU in the News

Drug blocks Zika pregnancy threat

BBC: The Naked Scientists

How Donald Trump is monetizing his presidency

The Economist

Scott Pruitt, Christ follower

Energy & Environment News

Clayton was once home to a thriving African-American neighborhood; Now, it’s little-known history

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Cahokia and ancient agriculture

Natalie Mueller, a recent PhD graduate in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, shares insights in this AgCultures video about farming practices in the ancient city and civilization of Cahokia, near St. Louis.

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Faculty and graduate students from Olin Business School are presenting at the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research conference, which is taking place in St. Louis through Saturday, July 22.

University Libraries has announced the winners for the 30th annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Both undergraduate and graduate students take part, writing essays about their personal collections.

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Who Knew WashU?

Kemper Art MuseumQuestion: Washington University founded the first of which of these west of the Mississippi River in 1881?
Answer: A) The university launched the first professional, university-affiliated art school in the U.S. in 1879 and, in 1881, founded the first art museum west of the Mississippi, the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Todd Farr, who works in the Sam Fox School and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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