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Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

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Introducing In St. Louis

Washington University is proud to launch a new annual project designed to explore what it means to be in St. Louis today. This year, the project will delve into the movement and momentum that sprang from the killing of Michael Brown Jr. in August 2014.

Finnish people’s genetic makeup offers disease clues

A study using the unique genetic history of the people of Finland, conducted in part by researchers at the School of Medicine, has revealed new clues to why some people are predisposed to certain diseases.

First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics

Researchers from Arts & Sciences have solved the X-ray crystal structure of the enzyme that makes obafluorin. This new class of antibiotics might provide a powerful antidote to antibiotic resistance.

Sometimes you feel like a nut

A long-term study of western gorillas in Gabon revealed an unexpected behavior: They use their teeth to crack open and eat nuts. The Arts & Sciences research may have important implications for predicting human ancestors’ diet.

Dehdashti named Siegel Professor of Radiology

Farrokh Dehdashti, MD (second from left), professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Drs. Barry A. and Marilyn J. Siegel Professor in Radiology.

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Alzheimer’s blood test ‘one step closer’


The fundamental link between body weight and the immune system

The Atlantic

Burning of Mayan city said to be act of total warfare

The New York Times

WashU opens new center to tackle racial and ethnic disparities

St. Louis Public Radio

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Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., associate professor in Arts & Sciences, has been named co-editor of the inaugural “New Sexual Worlds” book series. The series will acquire projects focused on racialized gender and sexuality studies.

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Research Wire

Andrew Malone, MBBCh, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $822,279 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development grant for research titled “Single Cell Analysis of Kidney Transplant Antibody Mediated Rejection.”

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