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Tabak receives $3.3 million NIH grant to study obesity in young mothers

Young mothers are facing obesity and chronic disease at epidemic proportions, and Washington University in St. Louis researchers will use a new grant to test alternatives for prevention and intervention.Rachel Tabak, research associate professor at...
14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Uncover New Details in How Sense of Smell Develops

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops. The new knowledge could help scientists prove that turbinates and the resulting larger surface area of the...
9-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


There and Back Again: Mantle Xenon Has a Story to Tell

Study constrains the history of volatile transport from the atmosphere into the deep Earth
9-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections

Inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy results in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term, according to a multicenter study funded by the National...
8-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women Survive Heart Attacks Better with Women Doctors

A review of nearly 582,000 heart attack cases over 19 years showed female patients had a significantly higher survival rate when a woman treated them in the ER, according to research from faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities,...
2-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell

By looking into the brains of locusts, researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis have determined how one smell can affect another, and how a locust can recognize a smell even though its brain...
3-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Role of Cell Group Behavior in Cancer Target of $1.9 Million Award

Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body, then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are investigating evidence of more damage when a group of cells breaks off from a colony and more follow, leading to...
2-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Building the Backbone of a Smarter Smart Home

Professor William Yeoh is designing algorithms to run the smart homes of the future – and he's making sure they won't bother us too much.
2-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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