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American poverty prospects higher than expected


For Americans, the likelihood of experiencing relative poverty at least once in their lifetime is surprisingly high, finds a new analysis from noted poverty expert Mark Rank, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
23-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Diagnostic Test Developed for Enterovirus D68


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year. The outbreak caused...
22-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New Findings Hint Toward Reversing Hearing Loss


Studying mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine​ in St. Louis have identified two signaling molecules that are required for the proper development of a part of the inner ear called the cochlea. Without both signals, the...
16-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Device Delivers Drugs to Brain via Remote Control

A team of researchers, including neuroscientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has developed a wireless device the width of a human hair that can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver...
14-Jul-2015 5:00 PM EDT

Smart Cornfields of the Future


Scientists attending a workshop at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory slipped the leash of scientific caution and tried to imagine what they would do if they could redesign plants at will. The ideas they dreamed up may make the difference between full...
14-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Possess Natural Ability to Become Vulnerable to Antibiotics


Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are increasing. But now scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown the bacteria, A. baumannii, can naturally...
13-Jul-2015 1:00 PM EDT

Midlife Changes in Alzheimer’s Biomarkers May Predict Dementia


Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will develop dementia years later, according to new research.
3-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Should Attorney Whistleblowers Be Financially Rewarded?

When lawyers blow the whistle on clients, should they be financially rewarded by the government? Kathleen Clark, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, and co-author Nancy Moore, JD, of Boston University School of Law, tackle...
2-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: DOJ report on St. Louis County Family Court raises new concerns about discrimination


31-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Poverty’s Most Insidious Damage Is to a Child’s Brain


A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain. In an accompanying editorial, child psychiatrist Joan L. Luby, MD, at Washington University...
17-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Experts: Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision Justified

26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Noted WashU health economist available for comment on today's SCOTUS ACA decision


25-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Supreme Court Likely to Uphold Obamacare Tax Credits, Avoid Chaos​


24-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Should #SCOTUS decide if driving 600 miles for an abortion is an 'undue burden' on Texas women?

18-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Syrian Civil War Should Be Referred to International Criminal Court


11-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Once Again, SCOTUS Leaves Biggest Decisions for Last Second


11-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

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