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Monday, April 30, 2018

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Class Acts: advocating to end health disparities

From helping residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods manage chronic conditions to returning to her hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, Michelle Mendiola Plá has demonstrated a passion for service and health equity.

Noninvasive brain tumor biopsy on the horizon

Taking a biopsy of a brain tumor is a complicated and invasive surgical process. But a team of university researchers is developing a way that allows them to detect tumor biomarkers through a simple blood test.

Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate

Statistics indicate rates of autism in children continue to increase, but may be leveling off, according to new research involving the School of Medicine. Still, researchers found many children aren’t diagnosed until age 4 or older.

Strengthening archaeological collaboration in China

A new agreement between anthropology and archaeology programs at Washington University and Sichuan University in China will expand student and faculty exchanges and increase research cooperation, according to a memo signed by Provost Holden Thorp.

Live Near Your Work expands to more neighborhoods

Live Near Your Work, the university’s employee housing assistance program, is increasing its annual budget, the included neighborhoods and the size of some forgivable loans. Employees may learn more at housing summits May 3 and 8.

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Merle Kling Symposium

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Researchers are developing a tooth sensor that could be the future of medical monitoring


Did Neanderthals go extinct because of the size of their brains?


A WashU prof explains what really makes us happy

St. Louis Magazine

Alum improving health care using information technology

The St. Louis American

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Campus Voices

‘What’s unconscious bias training, and does it work?’

Calvin Lai, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece on The Conversation website about unconscious bias training and what we know about whether it is effective. The article is also available on the WashU Perspectives page.

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Each year, the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences awards a prize to a graduating senior in memory of Marion Smith Spector, a 1938 graduate who studied zoology under the late Viktor Hamburger. This year’s recipient is Jordan Shaker, who worked in the laboratory of Michael R. Bruchas at the School of Medicine.

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Research Wire

Dana Abendschein, associate professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology, and Jie Zheng, associate professor of radiology, both at the School of Medicine, have been awarded a three-year, $969,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and APT Therapeutics Inc. for research titled “Antithrombotic Therapy with No Bleeding Risk for PCI.”

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