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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Researchers to study how adversity affects offspring

Psychology researchers Ryan Bogdan and Thomas Oltmanns, of Arts & Sciences, received a more than $3 million federal grant to study how adversity may perpetuate racial health disparities and health outcomes within families.

Lithium a boost for rare muscular dystrophy

A team at the School of Medicine has shown that a form of lithium improves muscle size and strength in mice with a rare type of muscular dystrophy. The findings could lead to a drug for the disabling condition.

Women’s Society recognizes students with awards

The Women’s Society of Washington University presented the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award and the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships to four deserving students at their annual meeting this month.

How family quarrels play out in seeds

A new study reveals the surprising way that family quarrels in seeds drive rapid evolution. Conflict over resources seems to play a special role in the development of certain seed tissues, according to research from Arts & Sciences.

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9 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, April 24

Friedman Lecture & Awards

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WashU in the News

Washington U. med school adds $100 million in scholarships

The Associated Press

STL lawyer breaks cycling records at international event

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Common Reader offers different take on ‘Beauty and the Beast’

John Griswold, a staff writer for The Common Reader, wrote a feature for the journal about the “world’s largest rattlesnake roundup” in Sweetwater, Texas, a story that also was shared via Longreads.

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The American Society of Naturalists has recognized Jonathan B. Losos, of Arts & Sciences, with its 2019 Sewall Wright Award. Losos is the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor and director of the Living Earth Collaborative.

Rick W. Wright, MD, the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine, has received the 2019 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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