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Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

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Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure

A study from the School of Medicine suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition.

Edging closer to personalized medicine for irregular heartbeat

An international team, including faculty from the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has used genetic phenotype to determine which patients would benefit the most from a commonly used drug treatment.

Book explores cancer prevention among low-income women of color

An interdisciplinary initiative has sparked a wave of faculty research and publication of a new book examining the incidence of cancer among low-income women of color in St. Louis and the Metro East communities of Illinois.

Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.

WashU Expert: Federal workers to be less efficient upon return

When 800,000 government employees eventually return to work after a shutdown that started Dec. 22, expect them to work less efficiently — or, at minimum, feel less engaged and far less respected, said Jackson Nickerson, an expert in government leadership.

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Campus Announcements

Recycle holiday lights on campus

If you have unwanted or broken holiday lights, don’t throw them away. The Office of Sustainability again is holding a holiday lights recycling drive. Bring them to drop-off spots across the campuses by Jan. 31. 

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Alzheimer’s may develop differently in African-Americans, study suggests


Ideal worker or perfect mom?

Harvard Business Review

Pluto probe encounters a pristine world in the solar system’s suburbs

Scientific American

Why business remains the most popular major

Poets & Quants

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Margaret Garb, professor of history, 56

Margaret Garb photoMargaret Garb, professor of history in Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Washington University Prison Education Project, died Dec. 15 after a long battle with cancer. She was 56.


The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya presented an honorary doctorate — the first in its 25-year history — to Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his long-standing contribution to academia, science and service.

Brett Wick, professor of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, and three other mathematicians from the U.S., France and Australia, received a Discovery Project award for their collaborative international project “Harmonic analysis: function spaces and partial differential equations.”

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