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Monday, Dec. 9, 2019

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Families with long, healthy lives focus of $68M grant

A $68 million grant from the National Institute on Aging supports research into the mysteries of extreme longevity. School of Medicine researchers are leading the Long Life Family Study. The goal is to uncover genetic factors that play roles in long life spans.

McKelvey Engineering, IIT Bombay studying pollution

A new joint master’s degree program and shared aerosol science research facility is the latest collaboration in a long history of partnerships between the McKelvey School of Engineering and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

University joins effort to end AIDS in region by 2030

Washington University and its Institute for Public Health are joining forces with St. Louis leaders on the “Fast Track Cities” initiative. Local government leaders signed commitments to work to end AIDS in the region by 2030, with specific health outcomes to meet.

Philadelphia soda tax lacks fizz, study finds

Olin Business School’s Song Yao and two other researchers studied the effects of Philadelphia’s soda tax, which took effect in January 2017. They found that while soda sales in the city dropped sharply, sales at stores just outside the city increased dramatically.

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‘Why do teens sleep in?’

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Campus Announcements

WUSTL Key log-in page getting updated look

In mid-January, a revamped WUSTL Key log-in page will make its debut. The Office of Information Technology wants users to know the update is legitimate. The page will have better visuals, a streamlined interface and improved functionality on mobile devices.

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WashU in the News

Trauma surgeon battles bullets in the operating room and the community

NPR | Kaiser Health News

New weapon developed in war against overdoses

Chicago Tribune

Where did the moon’s water come from? WashU researchers search for answers

St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis picked for First Responder Vaccine Initiative pilot project

The St. Louis American

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Campus Voices

‘Lessons from the street at 50’

Benjamin Akande, the university’s assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa, writes a guest column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the lessons that generations of children have learned from “Sesame Street,” which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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Damena Agonafer, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a five-year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for research into different modes of heat transfer during evaporation.

A recent paper by Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law at the School of Law, has been named one of five winners of the Future of Privacy Forum’s 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award.

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