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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

Top Stories

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

A major U.S. study led by the School of Medicine shows that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms in young patients with gastroenteritis. The findings are published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

How color barrier fell at South’s elite private schools

A new book, “Transforming The Elite,” sets out to tell the firsthand stories of the black students who broke the color barrier at the South’s most prestigious private schools in the fall of 1967. Michelle A. Purdy, of Arts & Sciences, is the author.

AAAS names 11 faculty as fellows

Eleven Washington University faculty members are among hundreds of new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. The new fellows are announced in the journal Science.

WashU Expert: Work vs. private email — even at the White House

There is a reason many companies’ workplace rules forbid employees from sending work-related emails from a private account: security risks, explained university cybersecurity expert Patrick Crowley.

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Campus Announcements

Take MetroLink safety survey by Friday

Faculty, staff and students who ride MetroLink are encouraged to share their thoughts about safety on the public transit system. The brief online survey is available through Friday, Nov. 30.

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WashU in the News

Will we ever cure Alzheimer’s?

The New York Times

Attention passengers: Your next flight will likely arrive early


Can MRI scans predict dementia risk?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Campus Voices

‘A prize-winning passion for books’

Ena Selimovic, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, discusses her book collection in a Q&A on the Library of Congress blog. She won this year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

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Research Wire

Gautam Dantas and Thaddeus Stappenbeck, both at the School of Medicine, and Tae Seok Moon, at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a $3.5 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how live bacteria can be used for drug delivery.

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