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Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

Top Stories

Blood test IDs key Alzheimer’s marker

A study led by School of Medicine researchers suggests that measures of amyloid beta in the blood could help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their brains. The test could identify people heading toward Alzheimer’s years before symptoms occur.

$2.6 million to build genetic toolkit for studying animal behavior

Washington University scientists are working on a simple toolkit that will allow scientists who study animal behavior to manipulate the genomes of many animals — with the hope of accelerating progress in our understanding of the brain.

Biomedical engineer uses data to study breast cancer cells

Kristen Naegle, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is studying breast cancer at the cellular level. Using data and algorithms, she is working to understand how the cancer cells spread to other parts of the body.

GlobalSTL summit connects entrepreneurs, health-care industry

The inaugural GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit took place this summer at the Brown School. The event brought together dozens of entrepreneurs, researchers, public officials and business people to focus on health-care innovation in the region.

Ultrasound trainees visit Medical Campus for international study

A new study will evaluate if providing clean-fuel stoves in homes in the developing world can reduce household air pollution and its effects on children and women. Doctors, nurses and midwives visited the Medical Campus recently for training.

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Campus Announcements

Join in reading, discussion of ‘Frankenstein’

Faculty and staff are invited to take part in this year’s Common Reading Program. First-year students are reading “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley. Faculty and staff may register to download the book and take part in staff discussions, starting in mid-August.

WashU in the News

Study confirms how lead got into Flint’s water

PBS NewsHour

St. Louis officer unique in opting for trial without a jury

The Associated Press | The Washington Post

Goldman Sachs’ ‘secret’ SunEdison loan at center of KKR suit


Woofter discusses the future direction of Sam Fox School


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Campus Voices

‘Encouraging research that matters’

Richard Mahoney, distinguished executive in residence at Olin Business School, discusses in Leaders magazine the Olin Award, which honors the best piece of Olin research that tackles real-world business problems.

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The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Sam Fox School and Chicago-based artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez have awarded four grants to support community design initiatives as part of the PXSTL project “A Way, Away (Listen While I Say).”

Crystal Ellis, a graduate student working toward a master’s in public health at the Brown School, has received a Newman Civic Fellowship, aimed at student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges facing communities throughout the country.

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Who Knew WashU?

W.E. Moerner photoQuestion: Washington University is affiliated with 24 Nobel laureates. From which academic discipline does our most recent Nobel Prize winner hail?
Answer: A) Alumnus W.E. Moerner won the Nobel in chemistry in 2014, along with two other scientists, for developing super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Moerner earned three bachelor’s degrees from the university in 1975.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Steven Rosenblum, of Alumni & Development Programs, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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