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Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

Top Stories

Stronger memories can help make sense of changes

The latest research from Jeffrey Zacks in Arts & Sciences turns on its head some popular beliefs about memory. He showed that a failed prediction isn’t simply a failure, but also a cue that can help people update their understanding.

Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Researchers at the School of Medicine, working in mice, have found that a molecule previously linked to diabetes, cancer and muscle atrophy also seems to be involved in the development of osteoarthritis. It may offer a useful treatment target.

Training program helps put cancer research into practice

The university’s Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer program has resulted in an uptick in skills, grants, publications, networking and even some practice changes. It’s the first of its kind in cancer prevention and control.

Inside the black box of iron oxide formation

Young-Shin Jun at the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed a new use for a high-energy X-ray technique that allowed her the first glimpse at the formation of iron hydroxides on a quartz surface. The implications are sweeping.

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Thursday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 4

‘She Leads’ conference

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Campus Announcements

Professors Emeriti meeting set Dec. 14

The university Society of Professors Emeriti group will hold its regular monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 via Zoom. Judith W. Mann, curator of European Art to 1800 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, will discuss the work of artist Sebastiano Luciani.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

The psychological difference between spenders and savers


First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s goes on sale

The Associated Press

Most Republicans say they doubt the election. How many really mean it?

The New York Times

Helium prices stopped soaring when COVID hit


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Jerome Brasch, emeritus trustee, 95

in memoriam graphicJerome F. Brasch, emeritus trustee of Washington University, died Nov. 17. He was 95. Brasch also had served on the Alumni Board of Governors. A private service was held in November.

Campus Voices

‘Making sense of the racial divergence of AIDS and COVID-19’

The COVID-19 infection rate among Black and Latinx people and white people remains disproportionate. Looking back at the AIDS epidemic, René Esparza in Arts & Sciences writes on the Center for the Humanities site that there is a striking similarity in the country’s historical treatment of viruses that disproportionally affect minority communities. 

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David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor at the School of Medicine, is a recipient of the 2020 Neuro-oncology Scientific Award from the American Academy of Neurology. The award recognizes singular scientific achievement that has advanced the field of neuro-oncology.

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