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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

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Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?

Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists in Arts & Sciences discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate crops in a desert climate.

Washington University to partner with QuestBridge

As part of its ongoing commitment to recruit and support low-income students, Washington University has joined QuestBridge, a leading nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students with the nation’s best colleges.

Viruses exacerbate disease caused by Leishmania parasite

Stephen Beverley, of the School of Medicine, and colleagues found that viruses hidden inside the parasite Leishmania worsen disease caused by the parasite. Now an evolutionary study suggests that Leishmania’s viruses may have helped the parasite infect vertebrates.

Combating ‘disinformation’ about child abuse

Child abuse and neglect too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children. How do we solve this problem? Two professors at the Brown School offer advice in a new book, “After the Cradle Falls.”

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Campus Announcements

Faculty Achievement Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the university’s annual Faculty Achievement Awards, known as the Arthur Holly Compton and the Carl and Gerty Cori awards. The nomination deadline is Feb. 16.

WashU in the News

Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts


Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ could violate ethics rules


Allegations against Missouri governor raise legal risks

The Associated Press

Some states will run out of money for kids’ insurance program. How long will Missouri’s last?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Martha Bradley, former assistant treasurer, 74

Martha Bradley photoMartha A. Bradley, former assistant treasurer at Washington University, died Dec. 17 after a 16-month battle with ovarian cancer. She was 74.

Campus Voices

A new way to ‘see’ cancer

Quing Zhu, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, writes an article on the Scientific American blog “Observations” about advances in cancer imaging that could allow patients to make more informed treatment decisions.

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David C. Van Essen, of the School of Medicine, has received the 2017 Glass Brain Award from the Organization of Human Brain Mapping. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in using neuroimaging to advance understanding of the brain.

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