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Monday, April 22, 2019

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The sticky science of underwater adhesives

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering have received funding to engineer microbes that create an underwater adhesive based on, but stickier than, the natural adhesive made by mussels.

Discovering a flaw in home pregnancy tests

Pregnancy tests can sometimes give a false negative result to women several weeks into their pregnancies, according to research by the School of Medicine’s Ann Gronowski. Her findings led the FDA to change its standards, but old tests with the false-negative problem are still on the market.

Students study bringing renewable energy home

The Office of Sustainability launched RESET, an innovative program that provides students real-world experience in renewable energy. Students studied the engineering, policy and business aspects of installing solar power on the South 40.

WashU Expert: Restoring Notre Dame

The fire at Notre Dame in Paris gripped the world and led to outpourings of support. But the damage could have been far worse, said architectural historian Eric Mumford.

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4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23

Inaugural Africa Initiative Meeting

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25

Wind Ensemble Concert

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

What you should read to understand the measles epidemic

The New York Times

Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts


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Andwele Jolly, a business director at the School of Medicine, has been named vice chairperson for the Missouri Foundation for Health. Jolly will serve as the vice chairperson for the foundation’s Board of Directors’ Executive Committee.

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Research Wire

Roch Guérin, chair of computer science and engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the Harold B. & Adelaide G. Welge Professor of Computer Science, received a $48,506 grant from Google to study networks that connect data centers.

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