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A look at the most-read stories of 2014

Every day, researchers at Washington University make an impact in everything from treating disease to better understanding our world and our history. Here, we take a look back at some of 2014’s most-read stories on research in the lab and in the field, our impact in the community and moments from campus life.

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Online coin and currency research tool to be established at Washington University

Washington University and the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) have announced plans to create the Newman Numismatic Portal, an online research tool that will become the ultimate go-to resource for the study of coins and currency. A $2 million commitment from EPNNES will support it.

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ANITA III experiment launches over Antarctica

A balloon-borne array of antennas is listening for radio bursts made by particles from outer space shooting through the atmosphere and plowing into the Antarctic ice sheet. Calm winds allowed the ANITA III experiment to launch into the polar vortex above Antarctica on Dec. 17. Two university physicists are co-investigators on the multi-university ANITA project.

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Hepatitis C ruled out as cause of mental impairment in HIV patients

Secondary infection with hepatitis C does not cause the memory loss, personality changes and other mental impairments seen in patients with long-term HIV infections, a new study shows. The study’s first author is David Clifford, MD, of the School of Medicine.

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Obituary: Herbert Rosenbaum, professor emeritus of neurology, 89

Herbert Rosenbaum, professor emeritus of neurology at the School of Medicine, died Dec. 10, 2014. He was 89. Rosenbaum joined the faculty in 1954 and taught the Department of Neurology’s practice of medicine course for 61 years.

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1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6

Perspectives discussion at School of Medicine

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10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7

Workplace safety course

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6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9

Travel Lecture Series: the Middle East

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‘She’s made so many doctors furious — but she’s not backing down’

Alumna Leana Wen (MD ’07) gives a TEDMED talk about the importance of transparency in medicine.


School of Medicine art show accepting submissions

The School of Medicine’s 11th Annual Art Show is accepting submissions from students, faculty and staff. The art show will be held in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Jan. 13- Feb. 11.

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Notables: Faculty, Staff and Studet News & Achievements

Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study metabolic pathways. To read more Notables, visit here.

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