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Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

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WashU, Zoo, MoBot join forces to advance study of life on Earth

The university is joining forces with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo to create the Living Earth Collaborative. The academic center is dedicated to advancing the study of biodiversity to ensure the future of Earth’s species.

Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells

New research from the School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego, shows that Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells, the kind most resistant to standard treatments.

A message from Chancellor Wrighton on DACA

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton shared a message with the university community about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Trump decided to rescind within six months.

Professor to use NIH grant on HIV interventions in Africa

Fred Ssewamala, professor at the Brown School, has received a $3.4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the effectiveness of interventions in Uganda against HIV risk factors.

WashU Expert: Trump’s DACA decision regrettable

The Trump administration plans to end DACA, which protects nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The president’s decision was regrettable and unnecessary, said Stephen Legomsky, an expert on immigration law.

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Campus Announcements

Bike commuter buddy system launches

The Office of Sustainability is starting a bike commuter buddy system. The program aims to support and encourage more of the university community to commute by bike by connecting experienced with less experienced riders who live in the same area.  

WashU in the News

Agency that runs Obamacare using taxpayer money to undermine it

The New York Times

Some of Uranus’ small moons are doomed to collide

New Scientist

How Neanderthals made first glue from tar to make stronger weapons

International Business Times

Researchers prepare to fly device over Antarctica to study space radiation

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Will plea to protect America’s parks resonate?

William Lowry, of Arts & Sciences, writes a review in Science of “Grand Canyon for Sale,” calling the book a wake-up call for anyone who cares about public lands, especially the U.S. national parks. The review is featured on a new website, WashU Perspectives, which highlights our faculty’s thought leadership.

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Matthew A. Ciorba, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, has been named chief of the division’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program. He has led research on advancing care in IBD and colon cancer.

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