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Thursday, March 29, 2018

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WashU Spaces: Keith Hengen

Keith Hengen, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, collects more than 20 terabytes of data a day. Hengen has set out to discover how systems of neurons interact. In doing so, he created a new sort of workspace that is both functional and fun.

Killing gut bacteria with drugs weakens immune response

Doctors recommend against taking antibiotics for viral infections, in part because they don’t kill viruses. A new School of Medicine study suggests that taking antibiotics increases susceptibility to subsequent viral infection, at least in mice.

Genin named inaugural Faught Professor

Guy Genin, an internationally renowned expert in mechanobiology at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, was installed recently as the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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Noon Thursday, March 29

Documentary photography ethics panel

6 p.m. Thursday, March 29

Design Week lecture: Why design matters

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 30

Earth Week fair

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WashU in the News

Antibiotics increase mouse susceptibility to dengue, West Nile and Zika

The Scientist

Silk Road nomads were the original foodies


Six good habits can make you healthier without even trying

Reader’s Digest

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Campus Voices

‘This classroom is not full’

The latest episode of the “First Mondays” podcast, co-hosted by the School of Law’s Daniel Epps, delves into topics in current cases before the Supreme Court, including the death penalty, abortion and gerrymandering.

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Research Wire

Todd Fehniger, PhD, MD, of the School of Medicine, received a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Translating NK Cell Biology into Clinical Cancer Immunotherapy”; and a three-year, $600,000 grant from the V Foundation for research titled “Translating NK Cell Memory into Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trials.”

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