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November 2020

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


Students learn to bridge divides
in political science course

Members of virtual class are examining their own beliefs while engaging their peers and gaining a firm theoretical grasp of democracy and public opinion.


COVID-19 immune modulators are focus of international clinical trial

WashU-led study will test how well three drugs tame dangerous inflammatory response to coronavirus infection.

Football coaches group honors McKelvey senior for giving back
Serving the community helps this Annika Rodriguez Scholar cope with the effects of the pandemic on his final year of college.

Biologist awarded NIH grant for work on sleep and brain function
Novel tools to investigate poorly understood phenomenon could shed light on mental health and neurodegenerative disorders.

Brown School study: Labels can help deter soda consumption
Warnings are an effective, low-cost, and scalable way to reduce the intake of high-calorie beverages with added sugars.

Cancer cell discovery could lead to better targeted immunotherapies
Medical school scientists help pinpoint key features of mutated tumor proteins, which could aid cancer vaccine development.

Honey bees rely on cues from gut bacteria to identify each other
WashU researchers among first to show
that colony-specific microbiomes affect insect’s social biology, not just its health.


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