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Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

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Suicide attempts among black adolescents on the rise

While suicide attempts decreased overall among U.S. adolescents between 1991 and 2017, they increased by 73% among black adolescents, finds a new study from the Brown School.

Clues to improve cancer immunotherapy revealed

A new School of Medicine study indicates a way for cancer immunotherapy to spur a more robust immune response. Such knowledge could lead to the development of better cancer vaccines and more effective immunotherapy drugs.

DOE funds new physics research in dark matter

While evidence for dark matter is strong, the nature of dark matter has remained a mystery. Physicist James H. Buckley in Arts & Sciences is part of a research team searching for axions — very light, invisible particles streaming through the cosmos.

Reducing disparities in mental health access

School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $1.3 million grant to train young scientists to recognize, investigate and work toward correcting disparities in access to mental health care in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa.

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7–8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28

Tree of Life commemoration, gun violence panel

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28

Axiom String Quartet

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WashU in the News

World Series viewership likely down this year, NBA season will draw in big ratings


A look at the ethical conflicts Trump’s children have faced


Michelangelo’s greatest work may not be what you think

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Researchers extend WiFi range by 200 feet with a software upgrade


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John Bachmann, emeritus trustee, 80

in memoriam graphicJohn W. Bachmann, an emeritus trustee of Washington University, died Oct. 16 of a cerebral hemorrhage in Charleston, S.C., surrounded by family. He was 80. A senior partner at Edward Jones, he received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university in 2017.


Associate Professor Derek Hoeferlin has been named chair of the landscape architecture and urban design programs in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. His work spans architecture, infrastructure, landscape and urban design, with a focus on water-based design strategies.

Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD, the Fred C. Reynolds Professor and head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, recently selected Charles Goldfarb, MD, as executive vice chair. Six other faculty members also were appointed to serve as vice chairs.

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Research Wire

Ten WashU researchers have received funding from the Longer Life Foundation, a cooperative effort between the School of Medicine and the Reinsurance Group of America. The grants help junior investigators launch research projects and assist more established researchers as they extend their investigations into new areas.

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