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Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

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Children who battle mothers may struggle to find purpose, study finds

Children who have more conflict in relationships with their mothers during early elementary school may find it more difficult to find a sense of purpose in life as they reach adulthood, Arts & Sciences research suggests.

Decreased deep sleep linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

A School of Medicine study has found that decreased deep sleep is associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. They found that reduced amounts of slow brain waves are associated with higher levels of the toxic brain protein tau.

Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria

University engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It’s highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly — and could provide clean water for those in need.

2019-20 tuition, room, board, fees announced

Undergraduate tuition at the university will be $54,250 for the 2019-20 academic year — a $1,850 increase over the 2018-19 tuition, announced Amy B. Kweskin, vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer.

Gene therapy blocks peripheral nerve damage in mice

In a new study from the School of Medicine, scientists have blocked the destruction of nerve axons in mice, a step toward helping patients with various neurodegenerative disorders.

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Campus Announcements

Campus blood drive next week

A university blood drive will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Athletic Complex on the Danforth Campus and at Olin Gym on the Medical Campus.

WashU in the News

Watch the moon get rocked by a meteorite during lunar eclipse

NBC News

Scientists find brain cells that make pain hurt


Popular Washington U. course returns to explore performance artist Kanye West

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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I. Norman Katz, senior professor of electrical and systems engineering, 86

Norman Katz photoI. Norman Katz, longtime professor of electrical and systems engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, died Jan. 15 in New Jersey. He was 86. He was buried last week in Jerusalem.

Campus Voices

Ward reflects on African-American studies

Geoff Ward, associate chair of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences, discusses both the history and the future of such programs, as well as his work on the legacies of racial violence, in The Ampersand.

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Monique Bedasse, assistant professor of history and of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences, has won the 2018 Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history.

A group of medical students at the School of Medicine has launched a new initiative aimed at supporting equal advancement in the medical profession. The effort is called “500 Women in Medicine.”

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