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Friday, July 12, 2019

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Fighting pancreatic cancer with immunotherapy

Researchers at the School of Medicine and at Rush University have found a compound that promotes a vigorous immune assault on pancreatic cancer. The findings in mice suggest a way to improve immunotherapy for the deadly disease in patients.

Gender equality, health improve through paid leave

Policy approaches such as paid parental leave and tuition-free primary education transform norms and improve health for women and their children, finds a new study co-authored by Jessica Levy at the Brown School.

The ‘arrow of time’ in open quantum systems

Even in the strange world of open quantum systems, the arrow of time points steadily forward — most of the time. A video details new experiments conducted in Arts & Sciences that compare the forward and reverse trajectories of superconducting circuits called qubits.

Trustees grant faculty appointments, promotions

At the recent Board of Trustees meeting, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure, with most effective July 1.

When thermodynamics, kinetics should play together

Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering suggests that without considering certain factors, researchers may overestimate how fast calcium carbonate forms in saline environments.

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WashU in the News

These slumbering fish may offer clues to the origins of sleep

National Geographic

Trump orders overhaul of organ transplant and kidney dialysis systems

The Washington Post

Dear scientists: Please make a version of stevia that isn’t gross

Modern Farmer

‘BrainWorks’ production takes neuroscience out of surgical room and onto theater stage

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Why speed matters in AV simulations’

Chris Gill, professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, writes an article in Axios about progress toward self-driving cars and how today’s simulations need improvement when it comes to processing speed.

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The newly established Social Policy Institute, directed by the Brown School’s Michal Grinstein-Weiss, has received a $385,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co., part of the company’s $125 million, five-year global commitment to promoting customers’ financial health.

James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, has been named chief of interventional radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine. He has been a faculty member since 1992.

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Who Knew WashU?

Declaration of Independence copyQuestion: The copy of the Declaration of Independence on display at Olin Library, known as the Southwick broadside, originated in what state?
Answer: C) One of the few surviving broadsides of the Declaration of Independence is on permanent display at Olin Library and was printed by Solomon Southwick for the people of Rhode Island.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Matt DeVoll, assistant dean in Arts & Sciences, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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