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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Theater production explores wonders of human brain

Two nationally renowned neurosurgeons at the School of Medicine will present “BrainWorks,” a live theatrical performance that explores the wonders of the brain by dramatizing real-life cases. The performance debuts July 19-21.

Learn more about what happened on July 4, 1776

On that day 243 years ago, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. At that time, official broadsides were printed and posted across the nation. One of those is on display at Olin Library, where an event will take place from 2-4 p.m. today.

Why magmas are wetter than once thought

New research provides compelling evidence that magmas may be wetter than once thought. The work led by experimental geologists including Michael J. Krawczynski in Arts & Sciences is published in the journal American Mineralogist.

Finding may help some at risk for tic disorders

Studying children shortly after they began experiencing tics, School of Medicine researchers discovered that most children are able to suppress and control them. Understanding how they do so may provide insight to help others at risk for significant tic disorders.

Solving a condensation mystery

Dropwise condensation on liquid-infused surfaces presented a mystery: What’s causing the movement of water droplets? Researchers in the McKelvey School of Engineering have found the answer.

WashU Expert on fireworks and trade war with China

If the proposed Trump administration tariffs are imposed and continue into 2020, China’s likely strategy will be to use fireworks as a “political toy” heading into the election season, said John Horn, an Olin Business School expert on international trade.

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WashU in the News

‘Hospital diversion’ is perfectly legal and putting people at risk; here’s what you need to know


Alzheimer’s progression may hinge on newfound amyloid-tau link

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Washington University chancellor will raise the minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2021

The St. Louis American

ArchCity Defenders co-founder, law professor offer analysis of Missouri’s new pretrial rules

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘How I learned to stop researching and live in the moment’

Brooke Sadler, a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Medicine and daughter of the late hematologist J. Evan Sadler, writes a poignant first-person article in the journal Neurology about how her family of scientists dealt with her father’s diagnosis last year of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The School of Medicine professor died in December.

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Kim Webb, director of the university’s Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, has been named president of the American College Health Association, which represents about 1,100 institutions and the health and wellness needs of 10 million students.

A team of students, three from the McKelvey School of Engineering, recently took first place in the 2019 Discovery Competition. They developed a way to help patients get optimal treatment for blood-borne bacterial infection and avoid hospital readmissions.

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