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Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

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Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

Premature infants are at high risk of developing life-threatening lung infections. A School of Medicine study has found that an inhaled drug promotes, in mice, development of lung immunity and reduces the risk of pneumonia.

New student cohort welcomed to campus

The McKelvey School of Engineering recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council. The program will enable doctoral students to pursue research in life sciences, energy and informatics.

$3.7 million supports cancer genomics database

School of Medicine scientists received a $3.7 million grant to support an open-source database aimed at boosting personalized approaches to cancer treatment. The aim is to match cancer mutations with drugs that target such genetic errors.

Improving atmospheric chemistry modeling

With a $1.2 million grant from NASA, Randall Martin at the McKelvey School of Engineering will lead a team of researchers working to improve a high-performance climate model, making it more accurate and accessible.

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5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22

Known & Grown farmers panel

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22

Symphony Orchestra: ‘Sir Elgar’

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Why do parents keep hearing about the microbiome?

The New York Times

Is Trump’s plan to host the G7 at his golf course unconstitutional?


A newly seen quantum symmetry can lead to insights to the workings of the universe


WashU included on list of best colleges for financial aid, dorms and more

NBC (Today)

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Norman Schofield, professor in Arts & Sciences, 75

in memoriam graphicNorman Schofield, the William Taussig Professor of Political Economy in Arts & Sciences, died Oct. 12 in St. Louis, surrounded by family. He was 75. A campus memorial service is being planned for the spring.

Campus Voices

‘Democrats are going to regret Beto’s stance on conservative churches’

John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic analyzing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s comments that he’d support revoking religious organizations’ tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

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Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, was awarded a second “Changing the Face of STEM” mentoring grant from L’Oreal USA to continue a summer laboratory research program for low-income high school students in St. Louis.

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Research Wire

Ofer Zimmerman, MD, a clinical fellow in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine, received a $100,000 Physician Scientist Fellowship award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. He will be working in the laboratory of Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine, to study the role of variations in the gene MXRA8 in infection with chikungunya virus, which can cause chronic arthritis.

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