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Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

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Chemo-loaded nanoparticles target breast cancer that has spread

Scientists at the School of Medicine developed a nanoparticle that can deliver chemotherapy directly to tumor cells that have spread to bone. Research in mice showed the treatment kills tumor cells and reduces bone destruction while sparing healthy cells.

Blumenfeld’s opera ‘Borgia Infami’ to premiere Saturday

In “Borgia Infami,” the late St. Louis composer Harold Blumenfeld, of Arts & Sciences, combined fact and legend to investigate the nature of power. This weekend, Winter Opera Saint Louis and the Department of Music present the opera’s premiere in Edison Theatre.

Thorp joins Rework America Task Force

Provost Holden Thorp is among the business, technology, labor, policy and academic leaders tapped to join the Rework America Task Force. The coalition aims to modernize the nation’s labor market and unlock economic opportunity for workers and businesses.

WashU Expert: NFL protests are free speech, but not protected

Though recent protests by NFL players during the national anthem are not protected by the First Amendment, they matter as free speech, argued constitutional law expert Greg Magarian.

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6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29

Chabad on Campus Yom Kippur service

5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2

Campus Movie Fest info session

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Social Photo of the Week

Room with a view

WashU in the News

LA’s air could lead to kidney disease, study says

NBC Los Angeles

Antibody that protects against Zika, dengue identified

Zee News (India)

Why some white St. Louis-area residents say protesters are hurting the fight against racism

St. Louis Public Radio

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Shayel Patnaik, student in Arts & Sciences, 21

Shayel Patnaik photoShayel Patnaik, a senior majoring in history in Arts & Sciences, died Sept. 22. He will be remembered for his kindness and service to youth through Each One Teach One, College Prep and other efforts. His life will be honored at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.

Campus Voices

‘Supply chain disruptions from Harvey to increase transportation and logistics costs’

Panos Kouvelis, of Olin Business School, writes an op-ed in the Houston Business Journal examining the economic ripple effect that hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on moving goods and supplies around the world. His op-ed also is featured on WashU Perspectives.

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Research Wire

Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, of the Division of Nephrology at the School of Medicine, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study nephrotic syndrome.

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