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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

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How cells detect, mend DNA damage may improve chemotherapy

Human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from the School of Medicine. The findings could have important implications for treating cancer.

WashU Spaces: University Libraries Preservation Lab

In its second installment, WashU Spaces visits the University Libraries Preservation Lab on the West Campus. The lab repairs and restores hundreds of damaged books every year.

A bit of a ‘quantum magic trick’

Is there a faster way to determine a frequency? It turns out there is, a discovery published last week in Physical Review Letters. The work was a collaboration between researchers in Arts & Sciences and at the University of Rochester.

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Campus Announcements

Psychology research participants sought

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences seeks volunteers ages 18 and older to participate in a variety of approved research studies. Most experiments are in the Psychology Building; volunteers are compensated for their time.

WashU in the News

Malaria breath test shows promise


China wants to clean up the skies as part of Trump’s visit


Did David Boies push ethical boundaries with dual role for Weinstein and the New York Times?

ABA Journal

Your brain can’t tell whether you’re spending $5 or $50k, study shows


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Ebony B. Carter, MD, of the School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017-19 Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine. Carter was chosen based on her scholarship, professional accomplishments, potential for leadership in health policy and expertise.

The 10th annual James M. Holobaugh Honors Ceremony recognizes campus and community leaders who provide service to LGBTQIA* communities though leadership, activism or academic exploration. This year’s event recognizes more than a dozen leaders and will take place at 6 p.m. today in Umrath Hall Lounge.

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Who Knew WashU?

dirt quantity graphicQuestion: Massive amounts of dirt were excavated from in front of Brookings Hall early in the east end construction project. To put the figure in perspective, roughly how many Starbucks Venti coffee cups could that dirt fill?
Answer: D) Over four months, construction crews excavated 330,000 cubic yards of dirt to make way for the underground garage — the equivalent of 450 million Venti coffee cups. Some of the dirt will be used as backfill on the project, but a majority was sent to fill sites in Illinois.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Kara Sauerburger, who works at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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