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Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Sorry Virginia, U.S. history isn’t all about you

As the United States celebrates its founding this week, new Arts & Sciences research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have hugely exaggerated notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative.

Tyson researchers work to restore creek

In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, a team from the Tyson Research Center helped stabilize the stream bank and surrounding land at LaBarque Creek, a tributary to the Meramec River, sparking new life in a beleaguered aquatic ecosystem.

Chemotherapy-induced diarrhea traced to immune cells

Up to 80 percent of cancer patients taking powerful chemotherapy drugs develop diarrhea. New research in mice at the School of Medicine indicates that immune cells called macrophages may be to blame.

Siteman Cancer Center announces new network member

The Siteman Cancer Network has added a member. Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla and the hospital’s Delbert Day Cancer Institute have joined the partnership of regional medical centers.

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8 p.m. Thursday, July 5

Jazz in July concert: Kasimu-tet

7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8

Gateway Festival Orchestra concert

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WashU in the News

Air pollution linked to 3.2 million new diabetes cases in one year


Conservatives in charge, the Supreme Court moved right

The New York Times

The Maya civilization used chocolate as money


Made in 1776: Rare copy of the Declaration of Independence goes on view at Washington U.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Bacteria may be powerful weapon against antibiotic resistance’

Terence Crofts, a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Medicine, writes a piece on The Conversation website about research in the lab of Gautam Dantas into drug-eating bacteria — and how they could actually help humans.

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Brad Racette, MD, the Robert Allan Finke Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has been named to the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. The council advises the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on environmental health.

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Research Wire

Spencer Lake, at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, is conducting research on pitchers’ elbow injuries with a three-year, $388,541 National Science Foundation grant. Lake plans to develop a bioinspired imaging technique to study how damage accumulates in the ulnar collateral ligament during loading.

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