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Monday, March 26, 2018

Top Stories

Link between two key Alzheimer’s proteins explained

Researchers at the School of Medicine are getting a clearer picture of the connection between tau and amyloid beta, the two proteins at the heart of Alzheimer’s disease. Their insights may lead to new treatments.

Insolvency, not liquidity, is the problem

Finance expert Anjan Thakor, of Olin Business School, reviewed scholarship in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis. He found that insolvency was the major concern, not liquidity, and that bank regulations aren’t on target to prevent a repeat.

Global warming focus of 2018 McDonnell lecture

S. George Philander, one of the world’s leading experts on climate and the interactions between the ocean and atmosphere, will deliver two talks this week, March 28 and 29, sponsored by the university’s McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences.

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4 p.m. Monday, March 26

Morrin Lecture: Oskar Eustis

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27

Student solo and chamber music recital

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The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

The Yelping of the American doctor


Weeds can play different roles

The Guam Daily Post

What’s next for cancer immunotherapies


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Campus Voices

‘Frog love, economics and the decoy effect’

Apparently even frogs can be irrational when choosing a mate. In this “Hold That Thought” podcast, economist Paulo Natenzon, of Arts & Sciences, explains his research into human economic behavior, rational decision-making and how frogs can offer insights on these topics.

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Research Wire

Damena Agonafer, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has developed a unique evaporative cooling system to remediate heat in electronic systems, such as vehicles and data centers. His work on the system, which uses a membrane with microscopic pillars, is published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.

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