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Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

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Clues to ancient past: baby mummy, dinosaur skulls scanned

The mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy and pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops underwent CT scans last weekend on the Medical Campus, in hopes researchers could learn more about the ancient past.

Metabolomics just got smaller

University scientists estimate that the number of metabolites present in a data set could be 90 percent smaller than previously estimated. The senior author of the study, published in Analytical Chemistry, is Gary Patti of Arts & Sciences.

Chen named Shelden Professor in Anesthesiology

Zhou-Feng Chen, director of the university’s Center for the Study of Itch, has been named the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Professor in Anesthesiology. Chen’s research has provided valuable insight into how itch sensation is transmitted in the nervous system.

Inside the Hotchner Festival with Scott Greenberg

“Raindropped,” by playwright Scott Greenberg (center), a senior in Arts & Sciences, explores the idea of falling from grace. This weekend, three student plays receive their world premiere staged readings as part of the annual A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival.

Parenti to discuss climate crisis for Assembly Series

To continue the discussion on climate change, the Assembly Series welcomes sociologist and author Christian Parenti to campus Thursday, Sept. 28.  Parenti plans to discuss “The Climate Crisis, Political Pessimism and Realistic Solutions.”

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5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25

St. Louis Symphony on the South 40

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WashU in the News

New study is changing how scientists think about Alzheimer’s


Experts discover tomb of Mayan ‘god-king’

Fox News

Reasons to be grateful during our tough times


WashU composer’s ‘Borgia Infami’ will debut on campus

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Campus Voices

‘Police officers are bypassing juries to face judges’

Daniel Epps, of the School of Law, writes in an op-ed published in The Washington Post that former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was part of a growing trend of police seeking to have judges decide their cases rather than juries — and what that means for the justice system.

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Brian Froelke, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named the emergency medical services medical adviser to the Center for Patient Safety, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing medical errors.

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