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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Top Stories

Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell

Researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science have determined how one smell can affect another and how a locust can recognize a smell even though its brain activity looks different depending on the context.

Radiation beam to the heart

An unlikely pairing of a School of Medicine cardiologist and a radiation oncologist has led to a revolutionary treatment for ventricular tachycardia, a type of arrhythmia that is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest.

Bacteria in a changing environment

Petra Levin, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, was recently awarded a $2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to identify and characterize the molecular circuits that coordinate or limit the growth and reproduction of bacteria.

Engineer researching role of cell group behavior

Amit Pathak, a mechanical engineer who specializes in mechanobiology, plans to look at various aspects of cell group behavior — and their implications for diseases such as cancer — with a prestigious $1.9 million NIH grant.

Siteman Cancer Center breaks ground in north St. Louis County

Siteman Cancer Center began construction last week in north St. Louis County on its newest outpatient facility. Completion of the $26.3 million project is planned for December 2019.

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Campus Announcements

School supply drive this month

The Knight Executive Education and Conference Center is holding a school supply drive. Between now and Aug. 30, donate new school supplies — such as pencils, backpacks, crayons and scissors — at collection boxes in the Knight Center and in Knight and Bauer halls.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Do women heart attack patients fare better with female doctors?


Dems zero in on Kavanaugh ties to judge in sexual harassment scandal


Black voices, white voices: the cost of accents

The Economist

Washington University excels in national survey on best colleges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Classics’ Keeline co-hosts podcast in Latin

Tom Keeline, of the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences, is co-host of a new podcast in Latin, titled “Philologia Perennis,” which delves into Latin topics through the ages.

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Roger Wong and Alexandra Morshed, two doctoral students at the Brown School, have been named 2018-19 NASW/CSWE Social Work HEALS Fellows.

Jin Vivian Lee, a second-year medical student (in purple), is one of 60 recipients of a summer research fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.

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