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Hiding in plain sight: Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters

Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds. New research from Zhejiang University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and...
17-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm

A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a phase one/two study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
17-Sep-2019 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children that results in seizures, developmental...
16-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Invite consumers to pop-up, and pop goes the spending — offline and online

Two Washington University in St. Louis researchers along with a former fellow Olin Business School faculty member and Alibaba officials flipped the pop-up business model, and possibly more. Using 799,000-plus consumers as their study participants,...
13-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Menthol restrictions may hike cigarette costs, reduce health disparities

Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase the cost of smoking, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Targeting the tobacco...
11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Violence and racism shape views of environmental issues

People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one study participant said, “real problems” such as violence and racism that are perceived as more immediate than issues of climate...
11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects

Nearly all babies born prematurely receive antibiotics. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that such early antibiotic treatment could have long-lasting and potentially harmful effects on the gut...
5-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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In India, riots have lasting impact on how loans are made

Riots that resulted in anywhere from 10 to 1,000-plus deaths in their hometowns ultimately influenced lending decisions among hundreds of loan managers in India — and the effect endured for decades, reveals a new study involving a researcher from...
6-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Gig economy bill would have broad implications for American labor

12-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: Opioid cases represent tipping point in addiction fight

28-Aug-2019 4:25 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Proposed changes will stamp out ‘countless species’

14-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Unraveling complicated issues of inequality in workplaces, communities

African American health care workers are there for a reason.A new book by a Washington University in St. Louis social scientist shows how hospitals, clinics and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black...
1-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

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Buttigieg SCOTUS strategy based on WashU ideas

1-Aug-2019 4:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: On Apollo legacy, and why we should return to the moon

16-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: SCOTUS gerrymandering decision tremendous loss for democratic process

27-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: First Native American U.S. poet laureate will inspire the nation

24-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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