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How Did Bird Babysitting Co-Ops Evolve?

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It's easy to make up a story to explain an evolved trait; proving that's what happened is much harder. Here scientists test ideas about cooperative breeding in birds and find a solution that resolves earlier disagreements.
21-Jun-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Shaking Schrödinger's cat

Frequent measurement of a quantum system's state can either speed or delay its collapse, effects called the quantum Zeno and quantum anti-Zeno effect. But so too can "quasimeasurements" that only poke the system and garner no information about its...
15-Jun-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UTI Treatment Reduces Gut E. Coli, May Offer Alternative to Antibiotics

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Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to the urinary tract. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that a molecular decoy can reduce the numbers of UTI-causing bacteria in the gut,...
12-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Makeup of Vaginal Microbiome Linked to Preterm Birth

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In a study of predominantly African-American women — who have a much higher rate of delivering babies early compared with other racial groups — researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that a decrease in the...
13-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brownson Receives $2.9 Million Grant to Boost Physical Activity in Rural Communities

Ross Brownson, the Bernard Becker Professor and director of the Prevent Research Center at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a $2.9 million grant from National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute for...
12-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eggs Significantly Increase Growth in Young Children

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Eggs significantly increased growth in young children and reduced their stunting by 47 percent, finds a new study from a leading child-nutrition expert at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. This was a much greater effect than...
7-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Type of Sugar May Treat Atherosclerosis, Mouse Study Shows

Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a natural sugar called trehalose revs up the immune system’s cellular housekeeping abilities. These souped-up housecleaners then are able to reduce...
5-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What a Locust’s Nose Taught Engineers About Monkeys’ Ears

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A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis recently completed a study offering profound implications for how sensory information may be encoded in the brain.
31-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashuU Expert: Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement a Play to His Base

5-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Liberals Who Celebrate Ruling on N.C. Districts May Not Cheer for Long

26-May-2017 10:45 AM EDT

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market

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Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection May 3, the largest-ever American municipal debt restructuring in history. As the U.S. territory seeks forgiveness in $73 billion to assorted creditors, an expert at Washington University in St. Louis says...
4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Explaining the Trump Tax Proposal

27-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Muslim Ban Based on Animus

26-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

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A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race,...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Syrian Air Strikes Not in Line with International Law

7-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Human Rights at Issue in Mississippi Law

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6-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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