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Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

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Food for thought

An obesity-focused research program at the School of Medicine examines multiple organ systems simultaneously. The collaborative group joins together scientists and physicians from a variety of disciplines.

What’s behind the decline in outdoor play?

Mothers in low-income neighborhoods report more physical and social barriers that discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to new research from the Brown School.

New photo-responsive hydrogels developed

Researchers in Jonathan Barnes’ laboratory in Arts & Sciences have developed a new light-sensitive hydrogel with improved biocompatibility. Someday these materials may be particularly suited for medical uses like prosthetics or transplantable organs.

Surgeon weighs in on textured breast implants

Terence M. Myckatyn, MD, professor at the School of Medicine, researches breast implants. He weighed in on textured breast implants that are associated with a rare type of cancer and discussed recommendations for cosmetic and reconstructive patients.

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Hunter Biden’s legal work in Romania raises new questions about his overseas dealings

NBC News

A forecast for a warming world: Learn to live with fire

The New York Times

How computer algorithms help spread racial bias in U.S. healthcare, and how they can help fix it

Los Angeles Times

Whisky pods, walking pods, living pods: Are we pod people now?

The Washington Post

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Campus Voices

Lodders on ‘almost forgotten’ space anniversaries in 2019

Beyond the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing, several key events and discoveries related to meteoritics, astronomy, cosmochemistry and nuclear sciences can be commemorated this year, writes Katharina Lodders in Arts & Sciences for the The Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society.

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Damena Agonafer, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division 2019 Early Career Award.

Clara McLeod (right), earth and planetary sciences librarian for University Libraries, received the 2019 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award of the Geoscience Information Society. The honor recognizes significant contributions to the field of geoscience information.

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Research Wire

Weixiong Zhang, professor of computer science and engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of genetics at the School of Medicine, along with his doctoral student Xiaoxin Liu, discovered and studied a new class of circular RNAs by analyzing enormous amounts of genetic data from humans, mice and rice. They reported their findings in the journal RNA Biology.

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