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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

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Blood test detects Alzheimer’s damage early

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease — even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a study that included the School of Medicine.

A new life, a new language

Cindy Brantmeier, of Arts & Sciences, has designed a social reading program that employs online games to help teenage refugees and immigrants. The results are promising — test scores have improved along with student confidence.

Brown School faculty part of international obesity report

The Brown School’s Ross Hammond and Peter Hovmand are part of the Lancet Commission on Obesity, which released its major new report Jan. 27. The main takeaway? Obesity, climate change and hunger are inextricably linked and must be fought as one challenge.

Harris Institute weighs in on U.S. gun violence

As part of its human rights work, the university’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute has submitted comments to the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the group’s periodic review of the United States, urging stronger action on gun violence.

Kickstarter fundraising and the power of helping projects

New Olin Business School research on crowdfunding websites finds that projects actually raise money faster just before they reach their funding goals. The findings are being published in the Journal of Marketing Research.

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WashU in the News

Just one night of sleep loss can affect body and mind, studies find


America’s deadly new normal

U.S. News & World Report

In #MeToo age, can we love the art but deplore the artist?

The Christian Science Monitor

People strongly against GMOs had shakier understanding of food science, study finds


From chancellor to campaign chairman — Mark Wrighton to lead Better Together effort

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Many Americans think that climate-change deniers ‘get what they deserve’ when disasters strike

Steven Webster, a postdoctoral fellow at the Weidenbaum Center, co-writes an analysis in The Washington Post about his recent research finding that Americans have little empathy for those who hold opposing political views, particularly on climate change.

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John Bowen, professor of anthropology and the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences, received an honorable mention for the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for his book “On British Islam.”

Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in the Arts, presents “Infinite Abstraction,” an exhibition of new printed paintings, at the Bruno David Gallery through March 19.

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