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Senior Housing Communities Lead to Lower Level of Hospitalization

Over time, older individuals who live in senior housing communities were found to be less likely to have high levels of hospitalization, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Our findings suggest that the...
20-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington University partners in five-year $11.6 million NIH grant to study retail tobacco policies across U.S.

Tobacco use causes nearly a half a million premature deaths each year from cancer, cardiovascular disease and pulmonary illnesses. Most tobacco is purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers, where the tobacco industry spends $1 million every hour on...
19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing

Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Quingun Li, a former doctoral student in her lab, are the first to measure the activation energy and kinetic factors of...
18-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Federal Dollar Allocations to States Result in Lower Infant Mortality Rates

Increases in federal transfers, money that the federal government sends to states to improve the well-being of citizens, are strongly associated with a decrease in infant mortality rates, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington...
18-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Turmoil Behind Primate Power Struggles Often Overlooked by Researchers

Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may be overlooking some of these same complexities in...
17-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study IDs Why Some TB Bacteria Prove Deadly

The same mutation that gives TB bacteria resistance to the antibiotic rifampicin also elicits a different – and potentially weaker – immune response.
13-Sep-2018 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sniffing Out Error in Detection Dog Data

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports gets to the bottom of it: Why do dogs that are trained to locate poop sometimes find the wrong kind of poop?
14-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The ‘New Social Work’ Is Performance-Based Practice, Researcher Suggests

Rather than social work practice being based solely on a therapist’s intuition and assumptions, social workers should consider a system of evaluation and measurement based on hard data, suggests a professor of social work at Washington University...
13-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Threatening the International Criminal Court could further isolate the U.S.

11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests

The dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has largely been caused by advances in marketing, says a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.“Marketers have become better at creating and exploiting market distortions in legal...
31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT


WashU Expert: Transgender Candidate’s Gubernatorial Nomination Opportunity to Learn

15-Aug-2018 3:35 PM EDT

WashU Expert: SCOTUS strikes down clothing ban over ‘imprecise’ wording

15-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: World Cup 2026 a matter of economics

13-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: SCOTUS decision strikes another blow against democracy, voting rights

12-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT

WashUExpert: Rover investigator on Mars findings

7-Jun-2018 4:55 PM EDT


WashU Expert: More at stake than cake in SCOTUS decision

5-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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