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Toward a more civil discourse

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by...
14-Nov-2019 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Straight from the source

Ever since scientists discovered that certain microbes can get their energy from electrical charges, researchers have wondered how they do it. Bacteria don’t have mouths, so they need another way to bring their fuel into their bodies. New research...
5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New study advocates a positive approach to school safety

Policy responses to school shootings have not prevented them from happening more frequently, but restorative justice has the potential to avert bad behavior and school shootings, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.The study,...
29-Oct-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Which came first: brain size or drinking propensity?

Contrary to the belief that drinking can literally shrink one's brain, a new study that includes researchers from Arts & Sciences suggests that a small brain might be a risk factor for heavier alcohol consumption.
28-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Flu antibody protects against numerous and wide-ranging strains

A human antibody that protects mice against a wide range of lethal flu viruses could be the key to a universal vaccine and better treatments for severe flu disease, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...
22-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Clues to improve cancer immunotherapy revealed

A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates a way for cancer immunotherapy to spur a more robust immune response. Such knowledge could lead to the development of better cancer vaccines and more...
21-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tackling weak WiFi with noise

WiFi protocols have a limit to how little data will be transmitted, after which, communication is cut off. Now researchers, including the McKelvey School of Engineering's Neil Patwari, have found a way around this limitation.
23-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that people with dementia – whose parents also had dementia – develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents.
22-Oct-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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