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August 2019

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


New Therapeutic Food Is Promising Solution to Childhood Malnutrition
School of Medicine and Bangladeshi researchers develop treatment that promotes healthy growth in malnourished children by cultivating key gut microbes.


Highly Accurate Blood Test Detects Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Arise
Combined with two other risk factors, amyloid beta protein level signals disease-based brain changes with 94% certainty.

Interning Local: WashU Students Gain Valuable Experience, Skills
Undergraduates broaden their perspectives and have an impact on the St. Louis community while building their resumes.

Olin Study: Self-Managed Teams Lead to Gender-Based Pay Inequity
Women made 24% less than their equally productive male counterparts after groups collectively bargained to divide wages.

Arts & Sciences Anthropologist Discovers Nut-Eating Gorillas
Walnut-cracking primates’ departure from leafy foods could shed new light on early humans’ diet and the shape of their teeth.

Credit Counseling Services Can Substantially Lower Consumer Debt
Brown School evaluation finds that these programs are associated with a statistically significant reduction in revolving debt.

Engineer Is Developing Platform to Enhance Protection of User Privacy
Novel framework will allow individuals and businesses to ensure their online data can be used only by programs they approve.



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