Ali Ruth

Ali Ruth is a contributing reporter for Student Life.

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WU researchers find genetic link between coronary artery disease and patients with diabetes

A team of researchers at Washington University’s medical school recently identified a genetic variant associated with coronary artery disease in patients who also have Type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that in Caucasian patients, a variation in one particular gene—the TLL1 gene—was associated with the severity of patients’ coronary artery disease.

| Staff Reporter

Professor seeks input from climate change deniers

Biology Professor Ursula Goodenough’s year-and-a-half-long experience as a science writer for NPR’s 13.7 blog gave her unique insight into how atmospheric climate change is debated in the blogosphere. Goodenough, a professor of cell and molecular biology at Washington University, started the 13.7 blog with a colleague from the University of Rochester.

| News Reporter

SHS hires new pharmacist to simplify prescriptions process for students

Students visiting the Habif Health & Wellness Center this year will encounter a new pharmacist. Shannon Gergen, Pharm. D., who graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2005, became the Student Health Services (SHS) pharmacist this year. He is implementing changes that aim to make prescriptions more affordable and accessible to students.

| Contributing Reporter

Galloway reflects on war and art

Steven Galloway, author of the Freshman Reading Program novel “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” addressed the importance of the civilian narrative in times of war during a lecture in College Hall on Monday.

| Contributing Reporter

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