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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

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$9 million supports deep dive into breast, pancreatic cancers

The School of Medicine has received a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the life histories of breast and pancreatic cancers. The grant, led here by Li Ding, is part of the NIH’s Human Tumor Atlas Network.

Purple reigns

Purple rice is a whole grain with high levels of antioxidants — and high levels of genetic diversity, thanks to traditional farming practices, according to new research from Arts & Sciences.

Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

Researchers at the School of Medicine — working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) — believe the animals will help shed light on insomnia linked to NF1 or other factors.

Novel imaging technology may help reduce biopsies for breast tumors

Scientists at Washington University plan to use a new imaging technique to get a better look at breast tumors and to help reduce unnecessary biopsies.

WashU Expert: R. Kelly had ‘serious problem with power’

Allegations against R. Kelly have exploded into the #MeToo era with Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly.” But the singer’s troubling behavior can be traced back decades. Arts & Sciences’ Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., who studies race, gender and popular culture, weighs in.

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Campus Announcements

Apply for Newman Exploration Travel Fund

Applications are open for University Libraries’ Newman Exploration Travel Fund. Graduate and undergraduate students, along with Danforth Campus faculty and staff members, are invited to apply for a travel grant. Applications are due by Feb. 28.

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WashU in the News

Susan Pompeo’s travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say


Ask an atheist

1A (NPR)

Study: U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016


‘Facing Segregation’ with solutions

The St. Louis American

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Campus Voices

‘When it comes to brain tumors, a patient’s sex matters’

Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, writes for The Conversation about brain tumor research finding that male and female patients respond differently to treatments for glioblastoma and what that means for future care. 

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Lan Yang, the Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has been named editor-in-chief of Photonics Research, which publishes fundamental and applied research progress in optics and photonics.

Six Washington University faculty members have won Emerson Excellence in Teaching awards. The awards pay tribute to area educators — from kindergarten teachers to college professors — for their achievements and dedication to the field of education.

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