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Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Top Stories

Body clock disruptions precede memory loss in Alzheimer’s

School of Medicine researchers have found that circadian rhythm disruptions occur much earlier in people whose memories are intact but whose brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of Alzheimer’s.

Beyond Boundaries offers space to experiment

The Beyond Boundaries interdisciplinary program offers first-year students an array of experiences, including exposure to new concepts and people as well as opportunities to learn from leading scholars across disciplines.

Plotting the path of plant pathogens

In a sneak attack, some pathogenic microbes manipulate plant hormones to gain access to their hosts undetected. Biologists in Arts & Sciences have exposed one such interloper.

Holy named Wolff Professor of Neuroscience

Timothy E. Holy has been named the inaugural Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine. His research has provided valuable insight into how chemical cues are used for social communication.

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4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31

Behavior, Brain, Cognition Colloquium

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31

HPV documentary film screening

10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1

School of Medicine farmers’ market

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Campus Announcements

Neureuther essay competition open

Undergraduate and graduate students who love collecting books can submit entries for this year’s Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. The deadline is March 2, and winners can receive up to $1,000.

WashU in the News

The drug industry won Trump’s first year in the White House


Sleep cycle troubles may be early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Los Angeles Times

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

The Independent

KMOX Profiles: R. Marie Griffith

KMOX Radio (CBS St. Louis)

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Campus Voices

‘Keep it moving’

Terrance Wooten, an early career fellow at the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, writes on the center’s website about how society responds to people who are homeless and facing mental illness or other challenges.

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Andwele Jolly, a business director in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, is one of 11 midcareer professionals chosen from a national pool of candidates for a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship.

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Research Wire

Biologist Richard D. Vierstra, of Arts & Sciences, received a four-year, $1.16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project titled “Autophagic clearance of inactive proteasomes and ribosomes as models for protein quality control.”

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