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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Top Stories

How warming in the Arctic is altering predator-prey interactions

Under warming conditions, arctic wolf spiders’ tastes in prey might be changing, initiating a new cascade of food web interactions that could potentially alleviate some impacts of global warming.

New ALS therapy in clinical trials

New School of Medicine research indicates an investigational therapy for an inherited form of ALS extends survival and reverses signs of neuromuscular damage in mice and rats.

Cortex MetroLink Station to open

The Cortex Innovation Community and the surrounding neighborhoods will celebrate the grand opening of a new MetroLink Station and the first segment of the new Chouteau Greenway next Tuesday, July 31.

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Washington People

Washington People: Allison King

Washington People: Allison King

Allison King, whose mom worked in a renal lab at the School of Medicine, grew up in and around Washington University. Now, she is a leading national expert on sickle cell disease in children and young adults.

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WashU in the News

Climate change makes spiders bigger—and that’s a good thing

National Geographic

Will Trump’s plans bring down drug prices?

Scientific American

Life on Mars: NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds chemical ‘building blocks for life’ on the Red Planet


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Campus Voices

B-schools strike out on unconventional paths

Business schools must study their markets carefully to determine how they can push themselves in wholly new directions. Benjamin Akande, senior adviser to the chancellor and director of the Africa initiative, writes a piece in BizEd.

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Richard L. Wahl, MD, at the School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 Georg Charles de Hevesy Award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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Research Wire

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has discovered a protein sequence mechanism that triggers phase separation deep within a single cell. Findings could provide insights into age-related diseases such as ALS and some cancers.

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