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Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

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$8.5M to study gut viruses in inflammatory bowel disease

School of Medicine researchers have received an $8.5 million grant to study the role of gut viruses in inflammatory bowel disease. Tools developed through the project could accelerate research into other roles of the virome in health and disease.

Gut bacteria is key to bee ID, study finds

New Washington University research shows that honey bees rely on chemical cues related to their shared gut microbial communities, instead of genetic relatedness, to identify members of their colony.

Understanding voter suppression

Gena Gunn McClendon, project director with the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, works against voter suppression tactics to ensure everyone can vote on Election Day. Learn more about the research and work in this video.

Arts & Sciences introduces new faculty

Arts & Sciences welcomed 30 new tenure-track and teaching-track faculty this fall to departments and programs across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. To learn more about them, read their brief bios.

WashU Expert: Remembering Kim Massie

Blues singer Kim Massie, who died Oct. 12, was a beloved figure in St. Louis. Arts & Sciences’ Paige McGinley, who wrote about Massie in her 2014 book “Staging the Blues,” remembers the singer.

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Social Photo of the Week

Check out new Zoom backgrounds for fall

WashU in the News

Plexiglass shields are everywhere, but it’s not clear how much they help


On the job and on the stump, Cabinet officials flout Hatch Act

Bloomberg Law

Washington University gets nearly $15 million to study racial differences in Alzheimer’s

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

More Missourians lose unemployment benefits, struggle to re-enter workforce

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Survivors of domestic violence deserve to be counted’

Three WashU students, all members of LouHealth, a student-run public health advocacy group, co-write an op-ed published in The St. Louis American arguing that vulnerable groups such as survivors of domestic violence face particular challenges in participating in the once-a-decade census count.

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Shanti A. Parikh in Arts & Sciences co-edited a collection, “@Ferguson: Still Here in the Afterlives of Black Death, Defiance and Joy,” published in social and cultural anthropology’s flagship journal, American Ethnologist.

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Research Wire

Guy Genin, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Stavros Thomopoulous, at Columbia University, received a five-year $2.44 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop comprehensive models and to conduct experiments to study the causes of the transition to a fibrous interface at the bone and tendon.

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