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Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

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Older people with early Alzheimer’s at risk of falls

Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia, according to School of Medicine research.

Prenatal cannabis exposure’s effect on child behavior

Research from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences shows prenatal cannabis exposure may impact child behavior later in life.

‘Truths and Reckonings’

“Amnesia is not the right word,” said Arts & Sciences’ Geoff Ward, “because we’ve forgotten without ever really knowing.” In “Truths and Reckonings,” the show he curated for the Kemper Art Museum, Ward confronts histories of racist violence with the aim of untangling their continuing legacies.

New faculty join McKelvey School of Engineering

Six new tenure-track faculty members join the McKelvey School of Engineering for the 2020-21 academic year, strengthening and expanding the breadth of research conducted at the school.

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4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29

Data Users Group: the U.S. census

6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30

‘Ask the WashU Doctors’ town hall

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WashU in the News

U.S. reaches COVID-19 milestone: death toll is over 200,000


Presidential hopefuls gear up for costly post-election legal battles, as Trump faces cash crunch

ABC News

St. Louis startup licenses ‘underdog’ COVID-19 vaccine from Washington University

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Life-expectancy gap: 18-year difference between these two ZIP codes

Fox 2 Now

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Campus Voices

‘How the religious right has transformed the Supreme Court’

The School of Law’s Lee Epstein, a Supreme Court expert, co-writes an opinion piece in The New York Times about the growing influence of conservative Christian values at the Supreme Court and the impact of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had led the court’s liberal wing.

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David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and vice chair for research affairs in the Department of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has received the George W. Jacoby Award from the American Neurological Association for his discoveries on the role of the immune system in brain tumors.

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