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Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

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Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

Scientists have converted human skin cells directly into motor neurons. The technique, developed at the School of Medicine, could help researchers better understand diseases of motor neurons such as ALS.

Fullilove launches Sam Fox School’s lecture series Thursday

How does environment impact mental health? And how does stress affect one’s emotional ecosystem? The Sam Fox School launches its fall Public Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with a free talk by psychiatrist and urban policy expert Mindy Fullilove.

The remaking of Wall Street

Private equity firms are more financially stable and pose less systemic risk to the global economy than large investment banks that went defunct during the 2007-09 financial crisis, finds an analysis by the School of Law’s Andrew Tuch.

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Campus Announcements

Join the Campus Diversity Collaborative

Membership is open for the Campus Diversity Collaborative, a staff and faculty group that encourages campus conversation around issues of diversity and inclusion. Complete the online form to receive news and updates from the group.

Washington People

Nancy Reynolds and Anne-Marie McManus

Nancy Reynolds and Anne-Marie McManus

Reynolds (left) and McManus, both of Arts & Sciences, discuss the environmental humanities, their work studying the Middle East and their new Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Grounding the Ecocritical.”

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WashU in the News

St. Louis institutions join for conservation

U.S. News & World Report | The Associated Press

U.S. tribal patent deal could have big impact on generic drug market


Washington University students develop competitive concrete home

Fox 2 St. Louis

Tri My Best Triathlon turns kids with disabilities into stars


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Campus Voices

‘We are all responsible for curing health inequality in St. Louis’

Jason Purnell, of the Brown School, writes in The Huffington Post that remedying racial disparities will require widespread efforts inside and outside the doctor’s office.

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Research Wire

Doctoral student Michael Bouchard and postdoctoral researcher Ryan Clegg-Watkins, both working with Bradley L. Jolliff, the Scott Rudolph Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, received funding from NASA in support of their research projects.

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