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Curators and radiologists examine the mummy of Pet-Menekh on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Washington University Medical Center campus in St. Louis. From left are Lisa Çakmak, assistant curator of ancient art at Saint Louis Art Museum; Karen Butler, assistant curator of Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Dr. Sanjeev Bhalla, professor of radiology and chief of cardiothoracic imaging at Washington University School of Medicine; and Dr. Vincent Mellnick, a Washington University radiologist. Pet-Menekh was scanned in a computerized tomography (CT) scanner at the medical center. Pet-Menekh, a male believed to have lived during the 4th or 3rd century B.C., belongs to the Kemper Art Museum but is on permanent loan to the Saint Louis Art Museum. The mummy was one of three mummies scanned at the medical center Sunday. (Robert Boston)

St. Louis Art Museum’s Mummies Get CT Scans

Three Egyptian mummies – dating back to between 300 and 1300 BC – received CT scans from Washington University radiologists.

10/14/2014

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Campus Sexual Assault: Why Victims Stay Silent

Victims are confused about who is really in authority and able to take action.

10/07/2014

Researchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

STUDY: Free Birth Control Implants Slash Teen Pregnancy Rates

Researchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users.

10/02/2014

Macy's in downtown St. Louis, the old Famous and Barr store on its last day.

Wash U Design Studio to Tackle Railway Exchange Building

The massive Railway Exchange building has been empty since Macy’s closed last year.

09/29/2014

Ken Franklin (Courtesy: Washington University)

Executive Edge: Ken Franklin of the St. Louis Election Board

This week Mark Reardon spoke with Ken Franklin during the Washington University Olin Business School Executive Edge.

09/22/2014

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Men with Certain Pattern of Baldness Have Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

A new study finds men with a certain pattern of baldness by the age of 45 had a 39 percent increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer versus men with no baldness.

09/18/2014

Wash U. alumni in the Bay Area are introduced to the leaders of several St. Louis tech start-ups. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Wash U. Asks Bay Area Alumni to Give Home a Second Look

The alumni were introduced to the founders of 21 local start-ups, ranging from bio-science research companies to a video game software firm.

09/11/2014

(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/Autism Speaks via Getty Images)

Study Suggests Early Autism Symptoms Can Be Reversed

A local psychiatrist is excited about a new small study that shows if infants are treated early enough, developmental problems can be reversed.

09/10/2014

File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Depression Found In Preschoolers

A new study has found that depression in children can start as young as preschool.

08/06/2014

A view of the July finishing work inside United Provisions. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

United Provisions, a Grocery in the Loop, About a Week From Opening

The Delmar Loop is about a week away from getting a grocery store, a 24-hour peacock-themed diner by Joe Edwards and more apartments as part of an $80 million Washington University development.

08/01/2014

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