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Article ID: 699065

Making Sense, Pictures of Medical Data

Washington University in St. Louis

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if you don't want a whole essay? A WashU computer engineer is building visualizations to clarify and condense health risk data for patients.

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15-Aug-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699058

WashU Expert: Transgender Candidate’s Gubernatorial Nomination Opportunity to Learn

Washington University in St. Louis

Christine Hallquist became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party when she won Vermont’s Democratic primary Aug. 14. The nomination marks an historic moment in transgender activism, said an expert on transgender aging at Washington University in St. Louis.“Christine Hallquist’s nomination provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn from the ways that collective social action on the part of trans activists brings forth both opportunities for individuals, but also impacts the social and cultural forces that we all navigate,” said Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School, who studies LGBTQ aging.

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15-Aug-2018 3:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698983

Tabak receives $3.3 million NIH grant to study obesity in young mothers

Washington University in St. Louis

Young mothers are facing obesity and chronic disease at epidemic proportions, and Washington University in St. Louis researchers will use a new grant to test alternatives for prevention and intervention.Rachel Tabak, research associate professor at the Brown School, has received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways to prevent weight gain and chronic disease among mothers age 18-35.

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14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698808

Scientists Uncover New Details in How Sense of Smell Develops

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops. The new knowledge could help scientists prove that turbinates and the resulting larger surface area of the olfactory epithelium are one definitive reason dogs smell so well.

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9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698783

There and Back Again: Mantle Xenon Has a Story to Tell

Washington University in St. Louis

Study constrains the history of volatile transport from the atmosphere into the deep Earth

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9-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698631

Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections

Washington University in St. Louis

Inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy results in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term, according to a multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additionally, infants born to women induced at 39 weeks did not experience more stillbirths, newborn deaths or other major health complications.

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8-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698446

Women Survive Heart Attacks Better with Women Doctors

Washington University in St. Louis

A review of nearly 582,000 heart attack cases over 19 years showed female patients had a significantly higher survival rate when a woman treated them in the ER, according to research from faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard.

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2-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698481

Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell

Washington University in St. Louis

By looking into the brains of locusts, researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis have determined how one smell can affect another, and how a locust can recognize a smell even though its brain activity looks different depending on the context.

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3-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698485

Role of Cell Group Behavior in Cancer Target of $1.9 Million Award

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body, then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are investigating evidence of more damage when a group of cells breaks off from a colony and more follow, leading to large-scale metastasis.

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2-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698474

Building the Backbone of a Smarter Smart Home

Washington University in St. Louis

Professor William Yeoh is designing algorithms to run the smart homes of the future – and he's making sure they won't bother us too much.

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2-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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