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August 2021

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


Two WashU Bears sign deals with Major League Baseball teams
The computer science and finance majors are the first Washington University baseball players to join the big leagues since 1997.


Specific type of ‘good cholesterol’ may protect liver from injury

Study suggests HDL3 from intestine reduces inflammation, could serve as a target in future therapies for liver disease.

McKelvey, Arts & Sciences offer bachelor’s degree in data science
Students will gain the foundational skills needed to collect and use data sets to address a broad range of societal issues.

Partnership with Agilent, Merck will enhance metabolomics research
The collaboration will create a pipeline of scientists who are highly qualified to enter the biopharmaceutical industry.

Engineers use bacteria to produce fibers that are stronger than steel
Researchers say they can implement a similar process to create a wide array of high-performance synthetic materials.

Brown School faculty help develop self-reliance index for refugees
The tool, which tracks displaced families’ progress in 12 domains, has been used in more than 20 settings around the globe.

Researchers identify potential targets, drugs to treat Alzheimer’s
The findings provide an improved understanding of the disease’s biology and the possibility of prompt clinical trials.


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