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Friday, June 28, 2019

Top Stories

Researchers identify an Alzheimer’s missing link

School of Medicine researchers have found that reinforcing immune cell activity in the brain could slow or stop the proliferation of tau tangles, a step toward Alzheimer’s dementia. Reducing their formation could delay or prevent memory loss.

Designing hyperloop infrastructure

Hyperloop technology has the potential to revolutionize land-based transportation, but it also presents challenges. This spring, students and faculty from the Sam Fox School worked with Virgin Hyperloop One to investigate the potential impact of the proposed route from St. Louis to Kansas City.

Emotional violence’s connection to suicidal thoughts in youth

Early exposure to emotional violence “significantly” increases the chances that youths will contemplate suicide, according to new research from three countries conducted by the Brown School.

Treatment for cause of diarrhea more promising

School of Medicine researchers have figured out how to grow the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium in the lab, an achievement that will speed efforts to treat or prevent diarrhea caused by the parasite.

WashU Expert on first Native American U.S. poet laureate

Joy Harjo (pictured), a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, has been selected as the 23rd U.S. poet laureate, a move that will inspire Native Americans throughout the country, said Kellie Thompson, director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies.

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Campus Announcements

Starbucks in Bauer Hall closed next week

Because of a transition in hospitality management, the Starbucks coffee shop in Bauer Hall at Olin Business School will be closed next week, beginning Monday, July 1. It is scheduled to reopen July 8.

Social Photo of the Week

Watch a time lapse video of the east end project

WashU in the News

Lessons learnt from doing research amid a humanitarian crisis


College towns are the next big thing for startups


New breakthroughs in lighting up cancer cells to find and destroy cancer


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George Broze, professor of medicine, 72

George Broze photoGeorge J. Broze Jr., MD, a well-known leader in the field of hematology and a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, died of a heart attack June 19 at his home in St. Louis County. He was 72. Funeral services will be private.

Campus Voices

Colangelo takes part in ‘Arts Interview’ program

Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, discusses the school, his personal art practice and the progress of the east end project on the Danforth Campus.

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Julie K. Schwarz, MD, PhD, has been appointed vice chair for research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the School of Medicine. Her research includes gynecologic oncology, tumor metabolism, molecular imaging and biomarker development.

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