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June 2020

What’s happening on and off campus today. For alumni, parents, and friends.


Investigating genetic susceptibility, resistance to coronavirus infection
McDonnell Genome Institute will serve as hub for study that aims to unravel the mysteries of COVID-19 and develop new therapeutic strategies.


Class of 2020 to celebrate in-person Commencement in May 2021

Memorial Day weekend event will replace original May 15 ceremony that was canceled due to public health concerns.

Stroke evaluations drop by nearly 40% during COVID-19 pandemic
Nationwide, many patients who need prompt treatment may avoid hospitals due to fear of contagion, medical experts say.

Brown School NIH grant to fund child development research in Haiti
Work will examine effects of parenting intervention, egg-based nutritional regimen on social and emotional health and growth.

Gift for endowed scholarships will support 31 engineering students
Alumnus Steven Lowy participated in the McKelvey Engineering Challenge to help promising scholars reach their full potential.

Gene therapy builds muscle, mitigates osteoarthritis in mice
Medical school researchers increased the animals’ strength, staved off obesity without adding exercise or reducing high-fat diets.

WashU biologist discovers Arctic spiders may turn to cannibalism
Competition for resources has intensified as female wolf spiders grow larger, produce more offspring due to longer summers.


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