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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Decades of dedication lead to drug trial for rare, fatal illness

School of Medicine researchers believe an old cancer drug may treat a devastating blood vessel disease. A new clinical trial is evaluating the drug’s potential for use in patients with retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy.

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s contribute to damage differently

School of Medicine researchers have found that the pathways through which various types of brain cells are damaged by Alzheimer’s disease varies, depending on the genes involved. The findings are published in the journal Genome Medicine.

LeBlanc appointed executive director of health center

Cheri LeBlanc, MD, has been appointed executive director of Habif Health & Wellness Center. LeBlanc had served as interim director after the departure of Alan Glass, MD, and had served since 2013 as director of student health and wellness.

WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

North America had more to offer soccer’s international governing body than its competition, said Patrick Rishe, a university sports business expert. As a result, the “United Bid” of the U.S., Canada and Mexico was awarded the 2026 World Cup.

WashU Expert: Clear principles needed in digital free expression

Our daily lives revolve around the internet, whether it’s personal contact, news or the sharing of political views. As such, there remains significant work to do so the internet can deal with the real challenges it faces, internet privacy expert Neil Richards said.

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11 a.m. Thursday, June 21

WashU Night at the Ballpark raffle

10 a.m. Friday, June 22

Olympic Day family celebration

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WashU in the News

Technology transfer support benefits women

Inside Higher Ed

Health department mines social media to find and help St. Louis area food-poisoning victims

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Trump hasn’t decided if he’ll keep Patriots Super Bowl ring gift, raising ethics concerns

Boston Globe

Devastated by ALS, trying to save others

Washington Post

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Sandor Kovacs, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, recently received an honorary degree from Lund University in Sweden. 

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