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The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography

A new study by Washington University in St. Louis political scientists finds that how close people live to a major metropolitan area and their town’s population density play a significant role in shaping their political beliefs and partisan...
19-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Battling treatment resistant opioid use disorder

Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. In a new paper, an addiction expert at the Brown School at Washington University in...
19-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Walking the wire: Real-time imaging helps reveal active sites of photocatalysts

Nanoscale photocatalysts are small, man-made particles that harvest energy from sunlight to produce liquid fuels and other useful chemicals. But even within the same batch, the particles tend to vary widely in size, shape and surface composition....
19-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the strain of Zika that circulated in Brazil during the microcephaly epidemic that began in 2015 was particularly damaging to the developing brain.
18-Feb-2020 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Predicting chaos using aerosols and AI

Using aerosols as ground truth, researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a deep learning method that accurately simulates chaotic trajectories — from the spread of poisonous gas to the...
10-Feb-2020 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Investigational drugs didn’t slow memory loss, cognitive decline in rare, inherited Alzheimer’s, initial analysis indicates

Top-line data reported from international trial
10-Feb-2020 7:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Collaboration lets researchers ‘read’ proteins for new properties

Clumps of proteins inside cells are a common thread in many neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. These clumps, or solid aggregates of proteins, appear to be the result of an abnormality...
6-Feb-2020 6:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Being raised by grandparents may increase risk for childhood obesity

Grandparental child care is linked to nearly a 30% increase in childhood overweight and obesity risk, finds a new analysis from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.In a study, published online Jan. 22 in Childhood Obesity,...
6-Feb-2020 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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