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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

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Innovative machine could accelerate discoveries in drug design, structural biology

Chemist Alexander Barnes, PhD, of Arts & Sciences, is working with colleagues to design a drug that could flush out HIV hidden in the chromosomes of cells. That work is aided by a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer that can determine the structure of molecules very quickly and at room temperature.

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Eye’s recycling process key to seeing color and bright light

Scientists have been somewhat in the dark about what keeps cones in the retina working and thriving. Now, School of Medicine researchers, led by Thomas A. Ferguson, PhD, believe they’re closer to the answer. Their findings one day may help preserve vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases.

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Unruh joins Kemper Art Museum

Allison Unruh, PhD, has been appointed associate curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. A specialist in contemporary and modern art, Unruh previously served as curatorial associate at the Princeton University Art Museum and as assistant curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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WashU Expert: Five tricks for enjoying treats​

Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition and a leading national food expert, offers five tips for parents who want a healthy Halloween season. Among them: Set portions and avoid demonizing sugar.

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Calendar Highlights

4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Race and popular music lecture on ‘Soul!’

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7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Volleyball team hosts ‘Dig for Pink’ night

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8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Jazz at Holmes: Bernstein and Sondheim

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‘At the forefront of movement science’

As October is National Physical Therapy Month, learn more in this video about how Washington University physical therapists are educating the next generation of leaders in PT and helping people to move and live better. 


Take part in Trick or Tweet competition

Today and tomorrow, Oct. 29 and 30, students are invited to join in the annual Trick or Tweet competition. Find ghouls in Arts & Sciences departments, take a photo and share it through social media for a chance to win prizes.

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Notables: Faculty, Staff and Studet News & Achievements

Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, is the new president of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest multidisciplinary organization devoted to aging.
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