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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs.
Volume XLI, Number 1. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.





Second in Nation
Washington University School of Medicine ranks second, remains first in student selectivity.

Cover story: Fuel for the Fire
An increase in blood flow, once thought to be a natural response to a surge of brain activity, is in fact part of a complex molecular cycle.

Sight Unseen
A second, non-visual pathway in the eye controls brightness information that serves as the master control for basic physiologic functions and the body’s circadian clock.

By Our Own Admission
The School of Medicine admits a class of 120 students each year from a pool of thousands in its efforts to turn the nation’s best students into its premier physicians.

Cosmetic Changes
As cosmetic surgery gains popular acceptance, surgeons study people of all ethnicities to establish more comprehensive standards for beauty.

Eye on Campus
A webcam keeps watch over the future site of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.

Picture Page
AIDS Awareness Week 2004.