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Soil fungi are spreading lung infections to new territories

Histoplasma, a soil fungus that can cause respiratory illness, shows signs of spreading outside of its historic habitats. CDCDisease-causing soil fungi are expanding beyond their endemic regions, and climate change could be to blame.
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The first potent COQ8 inhibitor targets ubiquinone biosynthesis

A new collaborative study from the University of Eastern Finland, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Promega Corporation discloses the discovery and application of a new chemical probe to selectively inhibit human COQ8A in cells. The results were published in Nature Chemical Biology.
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The richest person in Nashville, Tennessee

The rich are not getting richer. Earlier this year, Forbes announced its annual list of Forbes 400, which ranks the richest Americans by their net worths. The 400 richest Americans saw their combined wealth decrease by $500 billion from last year to $4 trillion.
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Planting for the future

If you were to walk around the Danforth Campus and ask any student the name of the iconic Washington University chapel, says Stan Braude, curator of the WashU arboretum, “chances are there’s not a single student who wouldn’t know the name Graham Chapel. My goal is similar: Three years from now, I propose that everyone on campus will know that we’re an arboretum, and everyone will have a favorite tree.”

Success Stories from Catalyzing Change

The latest entry in the “Catalyzing Change” series explores strategies to deepen student understanding of mathematics and implement equitable instructional practices that cultivate a positive math identity. In the chapter “Using a Framework for Continuous Improvement to Catalyze Change in Middle School Mathematics,” co-authors Rachel Ruggirello, associate director...

Lee to lead pulmonary, critical care division

Janet S. Lee, MD, a highly regarded physician-scientist in pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been chosen to lead the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her appointment is effective Jan. 3. Lee comes to...

Filing opens for transformed St. Louis Board of Aldermen

It was a day of firsts and lasts at the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners on Monday, as candidates looking to be members of a smaller Board of Aldermen began filing for spots on the ballot. Voters passed a reduction of the board from 28 wards to 14 in...

A Washington University study that has the potential to create a new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s and other related diseases

A recent study conducted at Washington University in St. Louis could be a building block to a new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. The study was done on older mice that were subject to a compound that rejuvenated immune cells and helped clear out toxic waste along the brain.

Pushing the boundaries of the visible world

The first medical diagnostic image was taken in 1896 using an X-ray — a phenomenon discovered just a year earlier. The X-ray provided a snapshot of suspected broken bones in the wrist of a young boy. This innovation — the wild idea that doctors could see inside a body — kicked off a transformation in medicine. Since the days of those first grainy, black-and-white images, imaging scientists have created new tools and techniques to visualize the human body in ever-more-intricate detail. Today, imaging is used for everything from mapping the network of connections within the brain to diagnosing cancer to monitoring the development of a beating heart.

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Faces of Security: Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University

“The No. 1 cybersecurity issue always is the human factor,” said Dr. Lorie Faith Cranor, whose work has had a major impact on industry standards. Cranor is Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been at the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based private research university for almost 19 years.

Bharat Biotech COVID Nasal Vaccine Gets CDSCO Approval

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (Maxim News): The Hyderabad based global vaccine maker Bharat Biotech International Limited announced that its INCOVAC (BBV154), its COVID-19 vaccine in the form of nasal drops, has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSC) under restricted use in emergency situation for ages 18 and above, in India as booster doses.

World’s 1st Intranasal Covid vax from Bharat Biotech gets CDSCO approval

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker, Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Monday announced that world’s first intranasal vaccine for Covid-19, iNCOVACC (BBV154), has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Restricted Use in Emergency Situation for ages 18 and above, in India, for heterologous booster doses.

New board members announced for National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board

INDIANAPOLIS — The National FFA Foundation announced its new chair for the Sponsors’ Board during the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this fall. David Hollinrake, global head of strategy and portfolio management for Syngenta, was named chair for the upcoming year. Hollinrake grew up on a farm in Illinois and has been involved with agriculture his entire life. He received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture economics from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Hollinrake has held progressive leadership roles throughout his career with some of the largest agriculture input companies.