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Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

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Being raised by grandparents may increase obesity risk

Grandparental child care is linked to nearly a 30% increase in childhood overweight and obesity risk, finds a new analysis from the Brown School.

Mother’s death drives twin scientists

Identical twins Obi and Malachi Griffith, both geneticists and computational biologists at the School of Medicine, are seeking precision treatments for cancer. Their interest stems from their mother’s death due to cancer when they were teenagers.

A drugstore solution for synthesizing polymers

Chemist Julio D’Arcy, in Arts & Sciences, developed an elegant, inexpensive approach for creating uniform plastic nanoparticles using an unlikely tool: drugstore humidifiers. His results are published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 16

‘Lens on the Border’ photo exhibit on display

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8

MLA Lecture: Timothy Portlock on ‘the post-digital image’

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Social Photo of the Week

Jami Ake on what surprised her in working with students

WashU in the News

WashU among top 10 colleges for financial aid


A super-rare ‘Zee burst’ in Antarctica could one day unlock a key mystery of ghostly neutrinos

Live Science

Scientists slam Congress’ new plan for NASA


The intersection of workplace status, racial discrimination

St. Louis Public Radio

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Susan W. Caine, former executive director of development communications, 68

in memoriam graphicSusan W. Caine, recently retired executive director of development communications at the university, died Feb. 2 following a lengthy struggle against brain cancer. She was 68. A celebration of her life will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Alumni House.


The Africa Initiative at the Institute for Public Health recently awarded three pilot grants of $10,000 each to research projects that will help advance health and human development in Africa. The pilot grant program fosters collaborative research between university faculty and scholars at institutional partners in Africa.

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