Pancreatic cancer investigators awarded $10.4M federal grant

The National Cancer Institute awarded a $10.4 million grant to a team of Washington University researchers and physicians currently working to develop novel methods of treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Prajwal Keranahalli | Staff Reporter

Dr. David Perlmutter announced as dean of medical school

This month, Washington University announced Dr. David H. Perlmutter as the new dean of the medical school, taking over for Dr. Larry Shapiro on December 1.

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Drug-gene database aims to simplify research

A Washington University medical school professor and his brother have released a database that will allow cancer researchers to explore drug-gene interactions more easily.

Peter Jones | Contributing Reporter

Facebook post highlights concerns with mental health policy

A former Washington University student’s public accusation of mental health mismanagement has sparked a campus dialogue on how the University handles psychological illness.

Student Life Staff

PETA ‘expose’ continues fight against WU cat labs

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has redoubled its attack on Washington University’s use of cats after a student sent PETA video footage showing a class practicing medical procedures on cats.

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Bee venom cure for HIV rallies scientists, student beekeepers

A recent study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine discovered that a compound found in bee venom has the capability of protecting cells against HIV. Using these results, the researchers hope ultimately to create a gel in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

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SHS-Barnes policy change misconveyed to students

While students say their RAs informed them that a new policy would allow them to jump the lines at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital ER, school and hospital officials say the supposed policy does not exist and would compromise equal patient care.

SHS stops requiring its own health insurance

Washington University is no longer requiring that students purchase their own health insurance, in compliance with nationally mandated changes under the Affordable Care Act.

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Study expands on what happens in the blink of an eye

The average person will blink two to three times while reading this sentence and about 15 to 20 times in a minute. A new study conducted by researchers at Osaka University in Japan suggests that involuntary blinking affects perception and memory in ways previously unconsidered.

Adam Cohen-Nowak | Student Life

WU scientist lands large grant for MS research

The past two years have seen two high-profile Congressional battles over public spending, the first in 2011 over raising the debt ceiling and the second in 2012 and the early hours of 2013 over the so-called fiscal cliff.

Arjun Vij | Student Life