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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Religion may offer protective role for Black adolescents

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and many more, a new study from the Brown School finds that religion may offer a protective role for Black adolescent boys who experience police abuse.

Engineers develop fuel cells with double the voltage

Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering have developed high-power, direct borohydride fuel cells that operate at double the voltage of conventional hydrogen fuel cells.

Scientists map how retinal cells relay info to brain

Researchers at the School of Medicine report that retinal cells that carry most visual signals to the human brain efficiently process that information for transfer. The study may advance our understanding of eye diseases.

WashU Expert offers lessons from HIV for COVID-19

The global HIV response has given the medical community valuable experience about preventing the spread of disease. The lessons should inform our approach to COVID-19, especially in lower-income communities, said Shanti Parikh of Arts & Sciences.

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WashU in the News

Supreme Court won’t revisit qualified immunity for police, leaving it to Congress

ABC News

Racial violence and a pandemic: How the Red Summer of 1919 relates to 2020

NBC News

Alumnus James on how racisim kills Black Americans

The Atlantic

Reckoning with the legacy of Jestine’s Kitchen, and the black cook storyline at its center

The Post and Courier

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Momoko Oyama, medical school student, 24

Momoko Oyama photoMomoko Oyama, a Washington University graduate on the verge of beginning her third year of medical school at the university, died June 14 at her campus apartment in St. Louis. The cause of death is not yet known. Oyama, who had planned to become a neonatologist, was 24.

Campus Voices

‘A deadly virus is robbing us of simple human interaction’

Kenneth Remy, MD, at the School of Medicine, writes a poignant op-ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how COVID-19 has distanced loved ones from family members at moments when they need them most.

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Gary Patti of Arts & Sciences is among 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, selected from 305 nominations across the United States, the organization announced. He is the first Washington University honoree in the award’s seven-year history.

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Research Wire

Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, has received a $20,000 grant from the Longer Life Foundation, a cooperative effort between the School of Medicine and the Reinsurance Group of America, to help fund his research, which has pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In what year was what's now called the Department of African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences established?
A) 1954 B) 1969 C) 1972 D) 1980

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