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Nurturing During Preschool Years Boosts Child’s Brain Growth

Children whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years, as opposed to later in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning, memory and stress response than children with less supportive moms, according...
25-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Farming Amoebae Carry Around Detoxifying Food


Humans aren’t the only farmers out there. Five years ago, the Queller-Strassmann lab at Rice University, now at Washington University in St. Louis, demonstrated that the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum — affectionately nicknamed...
21-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Microscopic ‘Clocks’ Time Distance to Source of Galactic Cosmic Rays


Most of the cosmic rays arriving at Earth  from our galaxy come from nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new observations from the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer (CRIS), an instrument aboard NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE)...
21-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests


Long before Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the eventual clinical onset of the disorder, finds new research from Washington University in St....
21-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Reveals Racial Disparities in Education Debt

Low-to-moderate income (LMI) black students and graduates accrue on average $7,721 more student debt than their white counterparts, finds a new analysis by researchers in the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St....
21-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Routine Viruses Makes Mice Better Test Subjects

Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice sometimes don’t work as expected in humans. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to the near-sterile surroundings of laboratory mice as a key reason. When the...
19-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Delaying Radiation Therapy for Women with Very Early Breast Cancer Ups Recurrence

Delaying radiation therapy too long after surgery significantly increases the risk of recurrent tumors in women treated for very early, or what is referred to as “stage 0,” breast cancer, according to new research at Washington University School...
18-Apr-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Children Career Killers?


Working women who want to minimize career income losses related to motherhood should wait until they are about 30 years old to have their first children, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
18-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Mississippi ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Unconstitutional

6-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Garland More Palatable to Senate Republicans Than Potential Nominee of Next Administration

16-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EDT

United Nations' March 20 'Happiness Day' Has Serious Side


While cynics may scoff at the United Nations'; March 20 observance of International Happiness Day, a positive psychology researcher at Washington University in St. Louis says it's high time for happiness to be taken seriously. "Happier people...
16-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Brokered convention would be disaster for Republicans

10-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Congress Should Work with Obama to Close Gitmo

25-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Apple’s Refusal to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone Should Be Applauded

17-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST

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

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