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Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

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Scientists find way to convert bad body fat into good fat

We have good fat, which helps us burn calories, and bad fat, which hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. New research at the School of Medicine identified a way to convert bad fat into good fat — at least in mice.

Which came first: big brains or demanding environments?

Researchers in Arts & Sciences are challenging the notion that environment drives the evolution of brain size. A new study was released Sept. 25 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Program focuses on new moms’ mental health

The School of Medicine’s Perinatal Behavioral Health Service offers counseling and psychiatric care for pregnant women and new mothers with anxiety or depression. Doctors have found that such treatment also improves children’s outcomes.

Das explores life of performer Katherine Dunham

Joanna Dee Das, assistant professor of dance in Arts & Sciences, delves into the life and work of dancer and activist Katherine Dunham in a recently published book. Das will give a University Libraries Faculty Book Talk on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26

‘Breast cancer metastasis’

1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27

Ross Brownson public-health keynote address

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WashU in the News

Air pollution tied to kidney disease

The New York Times

Missouri lands at center of racial conflict again

The Associated Press | ABC News

Want to stay strong as you age? Find a purpose.

The Washington Post

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Campus Voices

‘Engineering small solutions for the world’s big problems’

Pratim Biswas and Ramesh Raliya, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, write in Forbes about the potential to solve big problems, from cancer to crop production, with tiny nanoparticles. 

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Azad Bonni, MD, PhD, the Edison Professor and head of the Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has been elected to the life sciences division of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Many alumni have explored the world after their time at the university. What did graduates Thomas Allen and William Sachtleben use to travel the world on a three-year post-graduation adventure in the late 1800s?
A) Hot air balloon B) Bicycle C) Canoe D) Roller skates

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