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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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New therapeutic food aims to help malnourished children

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh, are developing a new approach to address childhood malnutrition. They are designing therapeutic foods aimed at repairing the gut microbiomes of malnourished children.

Self-managed teams lead to much lower pay for women

Researchers from Olin Business School studied self-managed teams and found that they tend to create pay inequality. Women “consistently receive bargaining outcomes below their productivity level, while men are consistently overcompensated,” the researchers wrote.

Exposing ‘racial outsourcing’ in health care institutions

Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield’s new book exposes how hospitals, clinics and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians and physician assistants to do “equity work” — extra labor that makes organizations more accessible to communities of color.

Link between logging road incursion, poaching found

Logging road construction in Western Equatorial Africa has accelerated over the last two decades and has led to a dramatic decline of intact forest lands in the region, according to research from Arts & Sciences.

Mapping mustard: Scientists reveal origin of bitter taste

Biologists in Arts & Sciences have mapped the crystal structure of a key protein that makes the metabolites responsible for the bitter taste in cruciferous plants like mustard and broccoli. The results could be used to manipulate crops for nutritional and taste benefits.

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8–10 p.m. Thursday, July 18

Jazz in July concert

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21

‘BrainWorks: The Theatre of Neuroscience’

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WashU in the News

There is no single, best policy for drug prices

The New York Times

Even as floods worsen, Midwest towns plan new riverfront development

The Washington Post

After 47 years, Apollo lunar sample to be analyzed for the first time by WashU researchers in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Notable St. Louisans recall memories of 1969 moon landing

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

What it means to be ‘in St. Louis’

In his most recent blog, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin writes about the pride — and responsibility — Washington University has in being “in St. Louis.” He notes that the university “must keep showing up and making an impact — not just in times of crisis, but all the time.”

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Kristina Sauerwein, a senior medical sciences writer in Medical Public Affairs, received a silver Robert G. Fenley Writing Award for general staff writing from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAMC also recognized Sydney Miller, Medical Public Affairs’ social media coordinator, with an honorable mention.

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Research Wire

James H. Buckley, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, received a $667,954 award from NASA for the development of a novel imaging calorimeter for gamma-ray and cosmic-ray studies.

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