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Video: What Are Your Odds of Going Into Poverty?

What are your odds of going into poverty? Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has developed a unique calculator that can determine an American’s expected risk...
19-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Defect in Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disease Reversed in Mouse Nerves

Scientists have developed a new drug compound that shows promise as a future treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited, often painful neurodegenerative condition that affects nerves in the hands, arms, feet and legs. The researchers...
17-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Tooth Sensors to Detect Disease

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering & Applied Science is redefining the notion of a wisdom tooth. The team is developing technology that could someday be used to detect early signs of...
19-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Psoriasis Treated with Compound Derived From Immune Cells

A compound from the body's own immune cells can treat psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
17-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Neurological, Psychiatric Disorders

A new study shows that individual brain networks are remarkably stable from day to day and while undertaking different tasks, suggesting that finding differences between individuals could help diagnose brain disorders or diseases.
16-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Bugged Out by Climate Change

Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic arthropods in...
18-Apr-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Text Messaging Tool May Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Epharmix, a digital health company, have created a new automated text messaging service that may curb opioid abuse and prevent relapse. Patients receive text messages to gauge if they’re...
17-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clues Point to Relief for Chronic Itching

Studying mice, researchers have found that a drug called nalfurafine hydrochloride (Remitch) can deliver itch relief by targeting particular opioid receptors on neurons in the spinal cord. The new study suggests that the drug may be effective...
17-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Attorney-Client Privilege Explained

11-Apr-2018 4:15 PM EDT

Brass Tax: Cutting Through the Politics of Tax Reform

As Americans complete the slow march to filing their last under a fading tax system, it's time to cut through the politicking and positioning and assess the new Tax Plan.
10-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT


Former Clerk for Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Reacts to the Justice's Opinion Piece in Today's New York Times Calling for a Repeal of the Second Amendment.

27-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT


(Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

The century-old convention of daylight saving time takes effect this weekend but can be hard for our bodies to handle. Circadian rhythm expert Erik Herzog, of Washington University, offers some tips to help us adjust.
9-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EST


Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation

In his long career, the evangelical preacher Billy Graham — who died Feb. 21 at age 99 — offered one piece of advice that may be especially relevant to men in the current age of #MeToo sexual harassment scandals — never dine, drink or spend...
21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST


WashU Expert: Porn Star Payment Raises Ethics Concerns

20-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST

Washu Expert: Supreme Court to Decide if Lawyer Can Override Client’s Wishes

14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST


WashU Expert: Budget Provides Insight Into Trump Administration Drug Policy

13-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST

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