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Unintended Consequences: More High School Math, Science Linked to More Dropouts

As U.S. high schools beef up math and science requirements for graduation, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that more rigorous academics drive some students to drop out.
31-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Finding Quantum Lines of Desire


What paths do quantum particles, such as atoms or photons, follow through quantum state space? Kater Murch of Washington University in St. Louis has used an "artificial atom" to continuously and repeatedly record the paths through quantum state...
24-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Birthweight and Breastfeeding Have Implications for Children’s Health Decades Later


Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in...
30-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Many Depressed Preschoolers Still Suffer in Later School Years


Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.
30-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

One Route to Malaria Drug Resistance Found


Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also is relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial...
23-Jul-2014 5:50 PM EDT

Strategy Proposed for Preventing Diseases of Aging

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend...
23-Jul-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Scientists Find New Clues to Brain’s Wiring

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or synapses, allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the...
18-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Find Way to Trap, Kill Malaria Parasite


Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report July 16 in Nature.
15-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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#WUSTL Constitutional Law Expert Magarian Available to Comment on Congressional Effort to Amend #Controlledsubstancesact  


29-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision Will Have Far-Reaching Effects, Unintended Consequences


Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case is the corporate equivalent of the road to Damascus, says Elizabeth Sepper, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. "Many more corporations will find religion to opt...
30-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

WUSTL Experts Available to Discuss SCOTUS Abortion Protest and Contraception Mandate Decisions

25-Jun-2014 12:00 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss SCOTUS McCullen v Coakley Abortion Protest Decision


11-Jun-2014 4:55 PM EDT

First Amendment Expert on SCOTUS Legislative Prayer Ruling


5-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

More Questions Than Answers as Mystery of Domestication Deepens


A recent interdisciplinary conference that led to the publication of a special issue of PNAS on domestication raised more questions than it answered. Washington University in St. Louis scientists Fiona Marshall and Ken Olsen, who participated in the...
18-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT

SCOTUS Decision Dooms Campaign Finance Regulation as We Know It​​


The U.S. Supreme Court, in the McCutcheon v. FEC decision, removed the cap on the number and amount of donations a person can give during political campaigns. Gregory Magarian, JD, election law expert and professor of law at Washington University in...
3-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

In Search of the American Dream

Is the American Dream slipping away? Maybe, says Mark R. Rank, PhD, one of the country’s foremost experts on inequality and social justice. “More than at any time in our past,” Rank says, “there are serious questions regarding the American...
1-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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