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Americans Recognize 'Past Presidents' Who Never Were, Study Finds


Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Hubert Humphrey and some guy named "Thomas Moore" are among the names that many Americans mistakenly identify as belonging to a past president of the United States, finds a news study by memory researchers at...
9-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Human Ancestor Didn’t Have the Jaws of a Nutcracker, Study Finds


Research published in 2012 garnered international attention by suggesting that a possible early human ancestor had lived on a diverse woodland diet including hard foods mixed in with tree bark, fruit, leaves and other plant products. But new...
4-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Record Missouri Flooding Was Manmade Calamity, Scientist Says


Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but Robert Criss, PhD, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis says analysis of the flood data...
5-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

To Prevent Infection After C-Section, Chlorhexidine Better Than Iodine


Chlorhexidine-alcohol skin prep is superior to iodine-alcohol for preventing infection after C-section, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
2-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Receptors Inside Nerve Cells May Be a Key to Controlling Pain

In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain.New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and McGill University in Montreal indicates that the location of receptors...
3-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Novel Nanoparticle Made of Common Mineral May Help Keep Tumor Growth at Bay

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets.
2-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Surviving Breast Cancer: Younger Women Face Bigger Hurdles

Article Body 2010Breast cancer takes a daunting toll on all women, but it hits younger women especially hard, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Women aged 18-44 with a history of breast cancer reported a...
1-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Legacy of Mistrust Among African Americans Persists on Cancer Treatment

Article Body 2010 Mistrust toward breast cancer treatment and the health care system at large were expressed by African Americans who participated in Chicago focus groups, suggests new research led by an expert on the health of vulnerable...
28-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Supreme Court's Decision to Take Immigration Case Will Have Profound Consequences

19-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Supreme Court Decision Could Challenge Unions to Fight for Their Existence


15-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST

Washu Expert: Top 10 Tips for a Happier New Year​


Wishing family and friends a “Happy New Year” is all well and fine, but if you’re serious about spreading cheer in the New Year, consider passing along more specific advice from a psychologist who studies the science of happiness at Washington...
22-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Proposed Missouri Law Revoking Scholarships Violates First Amendment

15-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Five Holiday Talking Points for Families Facing Aging, End-of-Life Decisions


Article Body 2010 Few things are as certain as the end of life, so why is it so hard to talk about? That’s the question many families will be grappling with as they get together over the holidays with extended families, including close relatives...
14-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: 'Thoughts and Prayers' for San Bernardino Highlight Our Deep Differences

4-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Pfizer deal marks the end of U.S. ability to stop corporate tax inversion

23-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

What Is Confident Pluralism?

Even a cursory glance at today’s headlines reveals a deep inability to get along. From politics, to religion, to social issues, extreme positions may play well with a political base, but do little to further substantive conversation and real...
18-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

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