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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Defects in tissue trigger disease-like transformation of cells

Homeowners know that termites can lead to big problems, and they can do even more damage if the wood is already broken. University mechanical engineers have found the same effect in some of the body’s tissue.

Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter clinical trial of a personalized vaccine has indicated improved survival rates. The School of Medicine is among sites testing the vaccine.

Brooks receives Gloria White service award

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton presented the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award to mail courier Wes Allen Brooks at the Staff Day celebration May 21. The award celebrates the legacy of White, who was a campus leader for about 35 years.

Clues found to early lung transplant failure

Researchers at the School of Medicine and colleagues elsewhere have uncovered new clues in early lung transplant failure. The discovery, in mice, may lead to drug therapies that target destructive cells.

Eliot Society members celebrate university’s accomplishments

At the 51st annual William Greenleaf Eliot Society gala, members honored former admissions director John Berg for his contributions, celebrated the university’s accomplishments and heard from author Bill Bryson.

WashU Expert: More at stake than cake in SCOTUS decision

While this week’s Supreme Court decision siding 7-2 with bakery owner Jack Phillips was “far from explosive,” it still sends important signals on how such cases will be handled in the future, legal scholar Elizabeth Sepper said.

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4 p.m. Thursday, June 7

Tyson Research Center summer seminar

1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 9

Figure drawing session at Kemper

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Campus Announcements

Pedestrian access to east end of campus more limited

Pedestrians’ ability to get around the east end of the Danforth Campus became more limited after Commencement as crews’ work, including regrading and utility upgrades, expanded to the west of the construction site. Learn more on the Campus Next website.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

The Asian glass ceiling


How is the microbiome keeping peace? Ask the immune system

Science Friday

Tesla’s Autopilot keeps crashing into parked cars. Here’s why.


Room thought to have been Michelangelo’s secret hideaway


Siteman aims to make clinical trials more diverse by bringing science to north St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio

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Jared Crane, Sam Fox School student, 22

Jared Crane photoJared Crane, a senior studying architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, died May 20 following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 22.


Alexander Barnes, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has received a 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, recognizing his independent scholarship and deep commitment to education.

Steven Strasberg, MD, the Pruett Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine, received the prestigious Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care from the American Surgical Association during the group’s recent meeting.

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