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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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A sodium surprise

A biomedical engineering team examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery. Their work could someday impact treatment of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, a life-threatening condition.

Klein to lead Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences

Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences.

Glass is weirder than you think

Changes in a liquid as it becomes a glass are related to repulsion between its atoms as they are crowded together. Scientists have long believed the glass transition must have atomic underpinnings. For the first time, they have been demonstrated experimentally.

Studying the Iron Throne

Historian Alexandre Dubé, of Arts & Sciences, is capitalizing on the “Game of Thrones” phenomenon in the classroom. He shares parallels and predictions for the hit series, based on the past, in the Ampersand.

New group supports LGBTQ community at medical school

It can be difficult for LGBTQ faculty, staff and students to connect and find mentors. So the Department of Medicine has launched OUTmed to support LGBTQ-identified members of the School of Medicine.

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Campus Announcements

Sumers Recreation Center closed next week

The Sumers Recreation Center will be closed Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4, for floor refinishing, cleaning and maintenance. The center will reopen Saturday, Aug. 5.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Did firefighters start or end 1863 draft riots — or both?

The New York Times

Maybe Michelangelo: Is living room painting a masterpiece?

The Associated Press

Love letter for Pruitt-Igoe: New book shows human face of failed housing project

The St. Louis American

Despite Musk’s dark warning, artificial intelligence is more benefit than threat

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Stop Alzheimer’s before it starts’

Eric McDade, DO, and Randall Bateman, MD, of the School of Medicine, write a commentary in Nature about researchers’ work to understand Alzheimer’s disease, arguing that efforts should be directed at drugs to prevent the disease before it takes hold because treatment to halt its progress has proved largely ineffective.

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Martha Bagnall, an assistant professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has been named a McKnight Scholar by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience.

Ali Taheri Araghi, a PhD student in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, has received Prairie Schooner’s Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his story “Snow,” published in the journal’s fall 2016 issue.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Washington University's was the first chartered law school in the United States to admit women. In which year did the university make this pioneering decision?
A) 1856 B) 1869 C) 1919 D) 1952

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