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In preventing Alzheimer’s, protein that rouses brain from sleep may be target

A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, a study by School of Medicine researchers suggests. David M. Holtzman, MD, head of the Department of Neurology, is the study’s senior author.

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Introducing The Common Reader

Smart writing on timely topics for the widest possible audience. This is the mission of The Common Reader, a new journal launched this fall by Gerald Early, PhD. Early (right) and Managing Editor Ben Fulton discuss The Common Reader, online journalism and the continuing value of ink and paper.

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World’s fastest 2-D camera may enable new scientific discoveries

​​A team of biomedical engineers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a device that can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second. The team is led by Lihong Wang​, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

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Hawkins named chief of hepatobiliary-pancreatic and GI surgery

William Hawkins, MD, a noted pancreatic cancer surgeon, has been named chief of the Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery and the Neidorff Family and Robert C. Packman Professor at the School of Medicine.

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5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4

‘On Printing and Making Architecture’

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7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4

Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua event

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9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5

Sustainable solar-driven water splitting lecture

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Improving cancer care for older adults

As cancer cases rise among aging baby boomers, so does the need for better assessing older patients, says School of Medicine medical oncologist Tanya Wildes, MD. She says there are tools to identify medical and psychosocial issues and to improve treatment plans.


Free vehicle safety checks for travelers Saturday

The university’s Police Department and Parking Services, in partnership with Hartmann’s Towing, again will offer free vehicle inspections for students, faculty and staff traveling during winter break. Stop by Millbrook Garage for an inspection between noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

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