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Monday, March 2, 2020

Top Stories

Survival disparities in minority children greater for more treatable cancers

Racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents with cancer have a higher risk of death than non-Hispanic white children and adolescents, with evidence for larger disparities in survival for more treatable cancers, a Brown School study finds.

Revving up immune system may help treat eczema

A drug strategy aimed at revving up the immune system and boosting immune cells known as natural killer cells appears — at least in mice — to effectively treat the skin condition eczema. A team led by the School of Medicine’s Brian S. Kim, MD, is behind the strategy.

Fail Better: Andrew Bass

Develop an open-source nuclear detection system. That was the charge for the Department of Defense’s internship program, the X-Force Fellowship. University sophomore Andrew Bass, selected to serve in the pilot cohort, arrived in Florida convinced he would fail. 

WashU Expert on Supreme Court abortion case

Marie Griffith, director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, argues it’s time to put away uncompromising rhetoric about abortion and truly listen to one another.

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Campus Announcements

Apply for SPORE research grants

Applications are now being accepted for funding opportunities related to the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in pancreatic cancer and in leukemia. The deadline is May 1.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

American parenting styles sweep Europe


GOP, Democrats hash out 2020 strategy at dueling retreats

The Hill

Are children less likely to contract the coronavirus?

The Huffington Post

Lent, self-control and tips for more successful attempts at lifestyle changes

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Romance in Marseille,’ edited by Maxwell, reviewed in NY Times

William J. Maxwell, professor in Arts & Sciences, co-edited “Romance in Marseille,” a pioneering African American novel by Claude McKay, published nearly 90 years after its creation. Maxwell also wrote an introduction of the work, which was reviewed in The New York Times.

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Washington University recently ranked among the top five green universities nationwide, according to the UI Green Metric, an initiative of the University of Indonesia, which ranks sustainability efforts of universities worldwide.

Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, associate professor of radiology, has been named vice chair for quality and safety for the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine.

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