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Bank on morality

A group of researchers, including a faculty member from Washington University in St. Louis, borrowed from Muslim teachings to show that an Indonesian bank issuing an Islamic credit card could significantly increase debt repayment by reminding...
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obesity linked to increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine...
12-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


White Americans See Many Immigrants as 'Illegal' Until Proven Otherwise, Survey Finds

Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled "shithole" nations have no legal right...
11-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


In childbirth, when to begin pushing does not affect C-section rates

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis led a national study of 2,400 first-time pregnant women. The research showed that the timing of pushing has no effect on whether women deliver vaginally or by C-section.
4-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scoliosis linked to essential mineral

An inability to properly use the essential mineral manganese could be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
5-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Implantable, biodegradable devices speed nerve regeneration in rats

Peripheral nerve injuries leave people with tingling, numbness and weakness in their arms, hands and legs. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern have developed an implantable, bioabsorbable device that...
4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Viruses in Blood Lead to Digestive Problems

Some people suffer unpredictable bouts of abdominal pain and constipation. A new study in mice, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, shows that viruses that target the nervous system can kill neurons in the gut that coordinate...
3-Oct-2018 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Even light drinking increases risk of death

Analyzing data from more than 400,000 people, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week — an amount deemed healthy by current guidelines —...
2-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Trump’s New NAFTA Won’t Lower Domestic Drug Prices

4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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

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7-Jun-2018 4:55 PM EDT

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