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Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

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Overlooked signal in MRI scans reflects amount, kind of brain cells

An MRI scan often generates an ocean of data, most of which is never used. A new technique developed at the School of Medicine shows that data reveals how many and which brain cells are present. The findings may lead to new ways to diagnose disease.

Metabolomics for the masses

Gary Patti, of Arts & Sciences, has received $4.8 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants focused on improving the accessibility of metabolomics — the study of the biochemical reactions that underlie metabolism.

WashU Expert: Kander’s PTSD admission courageous, honest

Jason Kander’s announcement that he suspended his Kansas City mayoral campaign to seek help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has helped to reduce stigma around mental health concerns, said Ryan Lindsay, a Brown School expert on PTSD.

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Campus Announcements

Apply to be faculty fellow for gender equity

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Diversity invites applications for a faculty fellow for the 2018-19 academic year to work on gender equity initiatives for Danforth Campus faculty. Apply by Oct. 15.

WashU in the News

A beer a day linked with increased risk of death


Five tips for using multiple-choice tests to bolster learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education

America’s clergy are teaming up with scientists


Workshop aims to train indigenous researchers to be genome experts


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Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology at the School of Medicine and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to a $500,000 gift from Cliff Holekamp and his father, Bill Holekamp, known as the Holekamp Seed Fund, Olin Business School now offers up to 20 grants a year of $1,000 to students who need a small injection of capital to get a startup business off the ground.

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Research Wire

Michael Frachetti, professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $30,000 grant from the National Geographic Society to support ongoing research on “Nomadic urbanism and connectivity along the Medieval Silk Road.” Frachetti has been a National Geographic Explorer since 2013.

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