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Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Plunge with Free Birth Control

Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared with other sexually active teens, according to a...
26-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Eight Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are steps women can take to lower their risk.
1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Wang Receives Prestigious NIH BRAIN Initiative Award

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Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a prestigious BRAIN Initiative Award from the National Institutes of Health.
30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Child Maltreatment Underreported in Medicaid Claims, Wash. U. Study Finds

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Medicaid claims are a poor way to identify child abuse and neglect at a population level, according to a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
26-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Environmental Engineers to Study Clean Air, Water, Energy with NSF Grants

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Six faculty at Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science have received nearly $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation to create a cleaner, safer environment.
24-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Spouse’s Personality Influences Career Success, Study Finds

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As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional...
18-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Camera Developed at WUSTL Sheds Light on Mate Choice of Swordtail Fish

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A group of researchers have used a special camera developed by Viktor Gruev, PhD, to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on polarization signals from the males.
18-Sep-2014 10:25 AM EDT

In Mice, Vaccine Stops Urinary Tract Infections Linked to Catheters

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The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine prevented urinary tract infections associated with catheters.
17-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

'The Process by Which Drugs Are Discovered and Developed Will Be Fundamentally Different in the Future'

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Over the past several decades, Michael Kinch of Washington University in St. Louis says, the pharmaceutical industry has managed to dismantle itself. “It’s done a really efficient job of it,” he said. In a provocative series of articles and...
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Wash U Expert: Regulations on Tax Inversions a Move in the Right Direction

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24-Sep-2014 12:35 PM EDT

Former Immigration Agency Chief Counsel Available for Comment on Impending Obama Immigration Reform Announcement

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19-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Washington University in St. Louis Experts Available to Comment on Ongoing Situation in Ferguson, MO

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15-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Funding for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Must Be Renewed, WUSTL Expert Says

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7-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Wash U Expert: High Stock Prices, Low Interest Rates Cause Uptick in Corporate Tax Inversions

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1-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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

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29-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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

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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

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