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Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

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Study analyzes smoking, genetics, blood pressure

A large-scale study that analyzed genetics and smoking habits revealed new information about blood pressure. The study, conducted by an international consortium of investigators, was led by School of Medicine researchers.

Rolling Stone focus of next Assembly Series lecture

Biographer Joe Hagan will be on campus next week to discuss his book, “Sticky Fingers,” exploring the rise and cultural influence of Rolling Stone magazine and its founder Jann Wenner. His Assembly Series talk is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Knight Hall.

Wencewicz wins Sloan fellowship

Timothy A. Wencewicz, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has won a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. He is among 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers selected by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this year.

Every rose has its thorn — and its tick

A new study in Parasites & Vectors finds ticks in Delaware urban parks dominated by an invasive rose bush are nearly twice as likely to be infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. But that’s not the full story.

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered to half-staff in memory of Florida victims

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff until sunset Monday, Feb. 19, as a mark of respect for those killed in the shooting Feb. 14 at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

WashU in the News

Want to be happier? Think like a bronze medalist

NBC News

34,000-year-old fossils of two boys reveal ancient hunter-gatherers gave them burial fit for royalty

International Business Times

Are current methods for diagnosing depression racist?

Well + Good

‘Black Panther’ becomes cultural moment for many in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio

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Carey-Ann D. Burnham, associate professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, has been named a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Microbiology.

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