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Study Shows Increase in Infant Deaths Attributed to Crib Bumpers


A study shows that the number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has spiked significantly in recent years. The study authors recommend that sale of the items be banned.
20-Nov-2015 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Marijuana Dependence Influenced by Genes, Childhood Sexual Abuse


Article Body 2010 Genetic variation within the endocannabinoid system may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become dependent on marijuana, while others are able to use marijuana without problems, suggests new research from...
23-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Personalized Drug Screening on Horizon for Multiple ​Myeloma Patients​​​​


A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow cancer. The process, developed by scientists at...
19-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

For Kids Prone to Wheezing with Respiratory Infections, Early Antibiotics Help​

In children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty breathing — such that they are given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy — researchers have shown that giving a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold...
16-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Sheds Light on Why Parasite Makes TB Infections Worse


Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. The study raises the possibility of using inexpensive and widely available anti-parasitic drugs as a preventive measure...
13-Nov-2015 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Sniff Out Female Mouse Scents That Make Males Frisky​​


Scientists have identified two chemical scents in the urine of female mice that arouse sexual behavior in males, a discovery that shines a spotlight on how mouse pheromones control behavior. The research, at Washington University School of...
13-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Points to Development of Single Vaccine for Chikungunya, Related Viruses


What if a single vaccine could protect people from infection by many different viruses? That concept is a step closer to reality. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine​ in St. Louis have identified “broadly neutralizing”...
10-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Implantable Wireless Devices Trigger — and May Block — Pain Signals

Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate -- and, in theory, block -- pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach...
9-Nov-2015 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Pfizer deal marks the end of U.S. ability to stop corporate tax inversion

23-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

What Is Confident Pluralism?

Even a cursory glance at today’s headlines reveals a deep inability to get along. From politics, to religion, to social issues, extreme positions may play well with a political base, but do little to further substantive conversation and real...
18-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

Washu Expert: Report Sheds Light on SEC’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Reward Program

17-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: American governors have little power to block Syrian refugees

17-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Campus activists doing more good than harm for free speech


17-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Utah foster child case exposes possible limits of SCOTUS gay marriage decision

13-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Timing crucial to immigration appeal to Supreme Court

10-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Sepper calls for robust protections against discrimination in health care

10-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST

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