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Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Top Stories

Stepping up in St. Louis

Many Washington University community members, with the support of university stipends, grants and compensation, are working this summer to make St. Louis a stronger, safer and more equitable city.

Common parasitic infection focus of $5.5M NIH grant

School of Medicine parasitologist L. David Sibley is leading a team to find drugs to cure toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease characterized by vision problems and brain complications.

Nearly half of Americans self-censor, study finds

In an age when social media ensures everyone can have a voice, more Americans than ever — some 40% — are choosing to keep their mouths shut, according to a new study from Arts & Sciences.

Immunotherapies merged into improved treatment

Researchers at the School of Medicine have combined two types of immunotherapy into a single treatment that may be more effective and possibly safer than current immunotherapies for blood cancers.

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Campus Announcements

Kemper Art Museum announces fall plan

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will remain closed to the public for the fall 2020 semester. However, in coordination with the universitywide COVID-19 response plan and health and safety guidelines, the museum will be accessible in a limited fashion to WashU students, faculty and staff.

Campus Voices

‘Looking to the future of the space sciences’

In this Q&A, Bradley Jolliff, new director of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences in Arts & Sciences, describes current collaborative work in the space sciences at Washington University and looks forward to the next generation of research.

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After a national search, noted radiologist Debbie Lee Bennett, MD, has been named chief of breast imaging for the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine.

“Dateline­–Saigon,” a documentary about Vietnam War reporting produced by Richard Chapman, senior lecturer in film and media studies in Arts & Sciences, has been released for streaming on iTunes, Amazon Prime and other platforms.

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Research Wire

For a companion piece to a recently published study, PNAS editors asked Fiona Marshall of Arts & Sciences to quickly author a commentary about the global context of cat domestication. Titled “Cats as predators and early domesticates in ancient human landscapes,” the piece was published July 20.

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