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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

Preemies at High Risk of Autism Don’t Show Typical Signs of Disorder in Early Infancy

Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder. But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain...
1-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds


As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a...
30-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

A Person’s Diet, Acidity of Urine May Affect Susceptibility to UTIs

The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may...
25-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Potential Treatment Target Identified for Rare Form of Diabetes, Other Disorders

Scientists working to find treatments for a rare and severe form of diabetes known as Wolfram syndrome have identified a gatekeeper in cells that prevents harmful molecules from spilling and triggering cell death. The researchers, at Washington...
22-Jun-2015 6:00 PM EDT

Obesity, Excess Weight in U.S. Continue Upswing

Obesity and excess weight, and their negative impact on health, have become a significant focus for physicians and other health-care experts in recent years. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that an...
22-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Functioning Brain Follows Famous Sand Pile Model


In 1999 Danish scientist Per Bak made the startling proposal that the brain remained stable for much the same reason a sand pile does; many small avalanches hold it at a balance point, where --in the brain's case -- information processing is...
20-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Pre-Lecture Diagrams Help Students Take Better Notes, Learn More


Lecture-based learning can be challenging for students who have difficulties building mental models for the organization of new information, but providing them with diagrams and other supporting material in advance of the lecture can help them...
18-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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