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Friday, May 22, 2020

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Study will test malaria drug to protect health workers

Researchers at the School of Medicine are helming a global study of an estimated 30,000 health-care workers to establish whether the antimalaria drug chloroquine might prevent or reduce the severity of COVID-19 infections in such workers.

Aluminum may affect lead levels in drinking water

Until recently, researchers have not inspected the interplay between three common chemicals found in drinking water. Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering finds they all affect each other and a closer look is needed.

Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat

School of Medicine researchers found that gene therapy in mice helped build strength and muscle mass quickly while reducing the severity of osteoarthritis. The gene therapy also prevented obesity — even when the mice were fed a high-fat diet.

WashU Experts on finding business opportunities

The coronavirus pandemic has shattered and shuttered businesses. As businesses gradually reopen across the United States, three Olin Business School experts offer insights into opportunities that could help them emerge from the economic storm.

WashU Expert: Navajo Nation needs support

The Navajo Nation now has the highest rate of coronavirus infection per capita in the U.S. The people need assistance, said Wynette Whitegoat, of the Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School and a member of the Navajo Nation.

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WashU in the News

Coronavirus restrictions ease across America

Fox Business

Child abuse reports are down during the pandemic. Experts say that’s a bad sign


How MLB is navigating the coronavirus pandemic to play ball


BYU administrator, a WashU alum, named as BYU-Hawaii’s new president

Deseret News

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Campus Voices

‘In Praise of Classrooms’

Peter Boumgarden (left), of Olin Business School, and Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, write a piece in Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, paying tribute to the lowly — and now sorely missed — classroom.

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Research Wire

Timothy M. Lohman, at the School of Medicine, received a new five-year grant totaling nearly $3.8 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) for his research titled “Mechanisms of Helicases, Translocases and SSB Proteins Involved in Genome Maintenance.”

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