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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

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Eli Lilly buys startup founded by WashU scientists

Pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Company has purchased Disarm Therapeutics, a startup biotechnology firm founded by researchers at the School of Medicine to speed the development of treatments for multiple neurodegenerative conditions.

Barch, Bateman elected to National Academy of Medicine

Deanna M. Barch, chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and Randall J. Bateman, MD, professor of neurology at the School of Medicine and director of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network and Trials Unit, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

What cold lizards can tell us about climate change

Scaled survivors of the coldest night in south Florida’s recent history all converged on the same new, lower limit of thermal tolerance. Biologist James Stroud in Arts & Sciences led the team that reported the findings in the journal Biology Letters.

WashU Experts: 2020 election and the economy

Three experts from the Olin Business School weigh in on President Donald Trump’s record, the state of the economy and what to expect from either a second Trump term or a Biden administration.

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7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21

Economic issues and the election

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WashU in the News

How Korean war memories in China fuel desire to take Taiwan 70 years on

South China Morning Post

Here come the cyborg locusts

Utah Public Radio

Washington University announces study of anti-inflammatory drugs in COVID-19 patients

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Global wildlife surveillance and pathogen screening could provide early warning for next pandemic

HEC Media

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Campus Voices

‘At the edge of political crisis’

Poet, dramatist, translator and literary theorist John Dryden was a central figure in the politics and culture of Restoration England. In a new survey for Oxford University Press, Arts & Sciences’ Steven Zwicker provides an authoritative overview of Dryden’s influential career.

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Randall Martin, the Raymond Tucker Distinguished Professor at the McKelvey School of Enginering, has received the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union, recognizing excellence in research and leadership in atmospheric and climate sciences.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Charles M. Rice won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this month for work he conducted while on the School of Medicine faculty. What was the medical advancement that warranted the Nobel?
A) Discovery of hepatitis B virus
B) Discovery of hepatitis C virus
C) Discovery of a chickenpox vaccine
D) Discovery of a new cancer therapy

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