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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Top Stories

Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows

Diabetes is known to increase risk of kidney disease. But now, a School of Medicine study suggests that kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. A likely culprit of the two-way relationship between kidney disease and diabetes is urea.

Parking updates: holiday vehicle storage, waitlist and more

As the holiday season approaches, the Parking and Transportation team provides an important reminder and several parking updates for the campus community.

$3.9 million for research to turn bacteria into biofuel producers

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering & Applied Science have received a $3.9 million grant from the Department of Energy to develop bacteria that manufacture renewable biofuels.

University research spurs new WHO guidelines for disease

Research led by the School of Medicine has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue new treatment guidelines aimed at accelerating global elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a devastating tropical disease.

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Campus Announcements

Recycle holiday lights on campus

If you have unwanted or broken holiday lights, don’t throw them away. The Office of Sustainability again is holding a holiday lights recycling drive. Bring them to drop-off spots around campus before Jan. 31.

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WashU in the News

America’s youngest facing mental health crisis

NBC News

Mind control: Surgeon will implant chip in your brain to connect you to the internet

The Daily Express

Colleges offer campus programs for low-income students

U.S. News & World Report

Study: brain networks helping babies learn to walk identified


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Campus Voices

‘How politics might sour the #MeToo movement’

R. Marie Griffith, director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, writes an essay in Politico about the #MeToo movement to stand against sexual assault and harassment, arguing its effectiveness may be blunted by partisan fighting.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which distinguished architect designed Steinberg Hall?
A) Alan Goldberg B) Fumihiko Maki
C) Gyo Obata D) Wang Shu

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