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Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

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Secrets of the ‘lost crops’ revealed where bison roam

New research from Natalie Mueller in Arts & Sciences helps flesh out the origin story for the so-called “lost crops” of the Midwest and Northeast. These plants may have fed as many Indigenous people as maize. She explains bison’s role in agricultural diversity.

Youth with disabilities focus of COVID-19 testing grant

School of Medicine researchers have received a grant allowing them to offer 50,000 saliva tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to students, teachers and staff in the six special education schools operated by the Special School District of St. Louis County.

Adolescent girls risk violence in humanitarian settings

Adolescent girls face elevated risks of gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. More needs to be done to ensure that global efforts to end gender-based violence include a focus on adolescents, finds a new study from the Brown School.

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WashU in the News

Pandemic puts all eyes on public health

Knowable Magazine

How a medication for OCD ended up in a COVID-19 trial


Does diversity training work?

Speaking of Psychology

Air pollution alone can significantly up your risk of type 2 diabetes

The Health Site (India)

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Campus Voices

Remaining hopeful this Thanksgiving

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin reflects in a blog post on the difficulties of this past year and shares a message of hope and gratitude as we head into Thanksgiving.

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The American Institute of Architects St. Louis recognized Bryan Hall with a 2020 Merit Award in Architecture. Bryan Hall at one time housed office and lab space for the McKelvey School of Engineering. It was transformed into additional research space for the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences.

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Research Wire

Young-Shin Jun at the McKelvey School of Engineering has received an $800,486 three-year grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop novel mineral-hydrogel composites that can effectively remove nutrients to manage harmful algal blooms. Jun will collaborate with Yinjie Tang, also at the McKelvey School of Engineering.

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