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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Using tooth sensors to detect disease

An interdisciplinary team of medical and engineering researchers is redefining the notion of a wisdom tooth. The team is developing technology that could someday be used to detect early signs of disease in high-risk patients.

Psoriasis treated with compound derived from immune cells

A compound derived from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases, according to School of Medicine research. The compound suppresses an inflammatory pathway that is overactive in many autoimmune diseases.

Parking permit rates for 2018-19 announced

The university announced pricing for those interested in purchasing parking permits for the 2018-19 academic year as well as updates to two alternative transportation options, the Bearly Drivers Carpool and the Occasional Parking Program.

What are your odds of going into poverty?

Mark Rank, of the Brown School, has developed a calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age. Watch this video to see how it works.

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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25

Guitar Gala

5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26

Bike care and repair class

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Washington People

Gerry Rohde

Gerry Rohde

Meet Gerry Rohde, who works in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences. He is a stockroom manager and lab safety officer by day and a St. Louis Public Radio host by night.

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WashU in the News

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’

The Guardian

Age you sip your first drink could determine breast cancer risk

Reader’s Digest

Next weapon in fight against opioid addiction might be in your pocket


Regional poets observe nature, and human nature, in recent work

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Christine Floss, research professor in physics, 56

Christine Floss photoChristine Floss, research professor in the Department of Physics in Arts & Sciences, died April 19 in St. Louis. She was 56. Floss was a leader in the university’s Laboratory for Space Sciences. A memorial service will be held this afternoon.

Campus Voices

Why Americans love seeing Swedish dads out with their kids

Sociologist Caitlyn Collins, of Arts & Sciences, writes an article in Slate about American tourists’ reaction to seeing Swedish fathers caring for their children. She explains her yearslong project comparing the lives of working mothers in Sweden, the U.S. and other countries, all of which have vastly different work-family policies.

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Monique A. Bedasse, of Arts & Sciences, recently received the top book prize from The National Council for Black Studies for her 2017 book, “Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Approximately what percentage of WashU undergraduate students are from more than 500 miles away from campus?
A) 35 percent B) 55 percent
C) 65 percent D) 75 percent

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