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Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

Top Stories

Pandemic a dress rehearsal for new medical curriculum

As dozens of faculty, students and staff worked to plan a new medical school curriculum, it turns out they also inadvertently were preparing for the sudden jolt to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study finds older primates father far fewer babies

Older male rhesus monkeys sire fewer offspring. Sperm quality or quantity, or infant survival, may decline with the father’s age, a study from Krista Milich in Arts & Sciences suggests. The work has implications for human reproductive health.

New way to address common computing problem

A new algorithm developed in the lab of Jr-Shin Li at the McKelvey School of Engineering provides a framework for solving complex linear inverse problems that doesn’t require a supercomputer and also enhances security and privacy.

Newest form of proton therapy offered at Siteman

A second proton therapy system has been installed at Siteman Cancer Center. The pencil-beam scanning technology delivers extremely precise treatments of proton therapy to treat cancers in particularly sensitive areas and pediatric cancers.

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Campus Announcements

Brown School launches pandemic initiative

The Brown School has launched a “Foundations of Pandemic Preparedness & Response” program. The five-part, 20-hour program provides a self-paced, online tool kit to help public health and social service professionals respond, mitigate and prevent infectious disease outbreaks, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missouri Climate Dialogue series begins

Washington University’s Climate Change Program, along with the University of Missouri–St. Louis, is hosting a series of virtual events to address climate and energy topics affecting the state of Missouri. The first is Aug. 18.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

A coronavirus vaccine won’t change the world right away

The Washington Post

Long-sought blood test for Alzheimer’s in reach

The New York Times

Meet Lizard Man, a reptile-loving biologist tackling some of the biggest questions in evolution


How employers are keeping tabs on remote workers during the pandemic


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Campus Voices

Allman discusses ‘Life/Lines’ poetry project

Jean Allman, director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses the center’s “Life/Lines” poetry project in an interview on the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes website.

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Doctoral students Ziping Liu (left) and Zitong Yu from the lab of Abhinav Jha, at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, presented four talks on computational nuclear medicine imaging at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s annual meeting.

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Research Wire

Jeanne Nerbonne, at the School of Medicine, and Jonathan Silva, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, are teaming up on a four-year $2.3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a novel sodium channel accessory protein in the heart.

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