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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

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$10 million in grants aimed at preventing organ rejection

School of Medicine researchers have received two grants totaling $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how immune cells contribute to organ rejection. The aim is to improve the viability of organs after transplant.

Kill switch could keep bacteria at bay

A researcher at the McKelvey School of Engineering is working toward a customizable kill switch — a genetic circuit that could tell bacteria to self-destruct. Tae Seok Moon received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for the project.

Looking skin deep at the growth of neutron stars

Physics and chemistry researchers in Arts & Sciences leveraged data from nuclear scattering experiments to make new predictions about neutron stars and what elements are likely synthesized in neutron star mergers.

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Venture Cafe: treating chronic itch

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Sustainable Living Series: waste

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: complete census by Sept. 30

The Gephardt Institute reminds students that the self-report process for the 2020 census ends Sept. 30. Students who were living off campus during the spring semester still may fill our their forms.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Ancient python lays eggs, apparently without male help

The New York Times

Free speech, gun rights on collision course in United States, some legal experts say


Stop ‘demonizing’ college students for coronavirus spread, mental health experts urge


WashU study confirms what some working moms already know


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Ronald C. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, a highly regarded physician-scientist with expertise in cystic fibrosis, has been named director of the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine. He began his new position Sept. 1.

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Research Wire

Kevin Moeller, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, recently received a nearly $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will support Moeller’s work with the collaborative Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry.

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