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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, others

School of Medicine researchers have found that no matter the organ, when tissue responds to certain types of injury, mature cells seem to get younger and begin dividing rapidly — creating scenarios that can lead to cancer.

PAD presents ‘August: Osage County,’ opening Friday

When fading patriarch Beverly Weston goes missing, his family gathers for a reunion bordering on the apocalyptic. So begins “August: Osage County,” which the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present in Edison Theatre Friday, Feb. 23, to March 4.

Global Health Week events planned

Global Health Week programs start Monday, Feb. 26. The panel discussions and screenings, organized by the university’s Global Health Student Advisory Committee, are designed to educate and engage the community on a range of health-care issues.

Jazz at Holmes presents poet G’Sell, guitarist Lenihan tonight

Poet Eileen G’Sell and guitarist William Lenihan will join pianist Jay Oliver and drummer Steve Davis tonight for an evening of music and spoken word as part of the Jazz at Holmes Series.

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Noon Friday, Feb. 23

Farming in 21st-century Kenya

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WashU in the News

Trump administration just made another big move to reshape health-care system

Business Insider

Trouble sleeping? It may be early warning sign of Alzheimer’s

Daily Express (U.K.)

WashU researchers working on breath test to diagnose malaria

St. Louis Public Radio

Local startup getting attention for developing cancer treatments


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Campus Voices

Med school alum hosts online ‘AFib Fridays’

Percy Morales, MD, a School of Medicine alum who practices in Houston, is hosting an online Facebook forum, “AFib Fridays,” during February, American Heart Month. The goal is to allow people to ask questions, and get answers, about atrial fibrillation.

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The St. Louis premiere of “The Surrounding Game” will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre on the Delmar Loop. The award-winning documentary film was directed and produced by Cole Pruitt, a PhD candidate in chemistry in Arts & Sciences.

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Who Knew WashU?

Olympic stadium under constructionQuestion: A sculpture honoring the university’s (and St. Louis’) role in hosting the 1904 Olympic Games will be installed later this year. Which of the following “firsts” occurred during those games?
Answer: D) All of the above: A) First American city to host the Olympics; B) First awarding of the Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals; C) First gymnasium and stadium built for the Olympic Games.
Congrats to this week’s winner, David Warren, grant analyst in the Office of Sponsored Research Services, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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