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Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

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Enabling ‘internet of photonic things’ with miniature sensors

Swapping electrons for photons, researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science developed wireless sensors that are not subject to electromagnetic interference and are smaller and generally more flexible than current technology.

Genetic testing helps predict disease recurrence

School of Medicine researchers have shown that DNA sequencing of blood cells relatively soon after a stem cell transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome can predict which patients are at high risk of disease recurrence.

Conference for women in medicine provides camaraderie, inspiration

Some faculty discussed their experiences as women in medicine, and the importance of supporting one another, at the American Medical Women’s Association Midwest Conference. Medical student Katherine Gerull was the lead organizer.

Sniffing out error in detection dog data

New research by Karen DeMatteo, a biologist in Arts & Sciences, finds three alternative explanations beyond errors in handler or dog training that can explain why dogs trained to identify scat for conservation purposes sometimes collect non-target scats.

Machine learning to help farmers select optimal products

Washington University, in partnership with The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, is working to explore unique technologies to advance the science behind hybrid selection and placement.

Brown School welcomes new faculty

The Brown School welcomes several new faculty members this fall semester. Read more about how their transdisciplinary areas of research will help them tackle social issues.

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4:30–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21

New American Road Trip celebration at Cortex

1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22

Bears football plays Carthage

5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24

Symphony on the South 40

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WashU in the News

Giant towers proposed to clean Delhi’s toxic smog


Doctors should send obese patients to diet counseling, panel says, but many don’t


Lessons of Lehman continue to resonate in economy and politics

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘St. Louis: 2068’

Michael Allen, lecturer in Arts & Sciences, writes an article on the CityLab website envisioning a future historian talking to St. Louis city leaders about a past that haunts them and the city’s prospects for viability.

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Theodore J. Cicero, the John P. Feighner Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, is the 2018 recipient of the Pioneer Award from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.  

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Research Wire

Researchers at the School of Engineering & Applied Science and in Arts & Sciences are working together to better understand cognitive control thanks to a National Science Foundation BRAIN Initiative grant.

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Who Knew WashU?

baby tooth survey imageQuestion: Barry Commoner, who was a university biologist and leader in the environmental movement, helped conduct the St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey, begun in 1958. How many teeth were collected in that effort?
Answer: D) By the end of the survey, in 1970, about 300,000 teeth had been collected and analyzed to determine fallout from nuclear bomb tests. The results helped lead to a ban on above-ground nuclear weapons testing.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Crystal Cannon-Henderson, who works at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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