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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Half-century of research illuminates how cells work

More than 50 years ago, Stuart A. Kornfeld, MD, was awarded his first research grant. That grant enabled him to set out on a field of study that would lay the foundation for understanding cells’ behavior in health and inherited diseases.

Interning local: Universal experience, valuable skills

Going abroad for the summer is a great opportunity, but the perfect internship isn’t always halfway around the globe. Here, three undergraduates describe their experiences and opportunities right here in St. Louis.

Covey named Taylor Distinguished Professor

Douglas F. Covey, a leader in the development of neurosteroids to treat mental illness, has been installed as the inaugural Andrew C. and Barbara B. Taylor Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

International travel incident support system launches

The university is committed to the health and well-being of its students, faculty and staff, wherever in the world they are working, studying or engaged in research. That’s why the university is launching a new travel support feature Thursday, Aug. 1.

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

Engineering researchers have found what they believe is a more stable, less toxic semiconductor for solar applications, using a novel double mineral discovered through data analytics and quantum-mechanical calculations.

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11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2

Danforth Campus bike tuneup, commuter fair

9 a.m. – Noon Saturday, Aug. 3

Screening, discussion of documentary ‘Rigged’

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Senate Finance Committee to consider drug costs

Marketplace (American Public Media)

How Trump ended up in front of a presidential seal doctored to include a Russian symbol

The Washington Post

New BioSTL building at Cortex brings support for bioscience startups under one roof

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Opioid overdose should be treated like attempted suicide’

David Patterson Silver Wolf, at the Brown School, writes an article published in Stat about how society should respond to the epidemic of opioid overdoses, arguing that the approach for responding to those who attempted suicide offers lessons for drug addiction as well. 

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Julie Bugg, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her lab’s research lies at the intersection between attention and memory.

Jennifer G. Duncan, MD, and Justin S. Sadhu, MD, have been named the 2019-21 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at the School of Medicine. The fellowship program was established in 2004 with a gift from Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb to advance clinical education.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: What was McMillan Hall before it became a classroom building?
A) an archive B) a dormitory C) a hospital D) a hotel

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