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All Black Friday Deals Are Not Created Equal


Spend $200 on a great Christmas gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. Sounds like a great offer. It may, in fact, entice you to spend more than you normally would, warned a marketing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
17-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Water World


Following the paths of radicals and finding many damaged residues because of incredibly accurate, fast and sensitive mass spectrometry, three Washington University scientists studied the great granddaddy of all photosynthetic organisms — a strain...
14-Nov-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Aggressive Testing Provides No Benefit to Patients in ER with Chest Pain

Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according...
10-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Cells Detect, Mend DNA Damage May Improve Chemotherapy

Human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings could have important implications for treating...
6-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Bear or Chipmunk? Engineer Finds How Brain Encodes Sounds


When you are out in the woods and hear a cracking sound, your brain needs to process quickly whether the sound is coming from, say, a bear or a chipmunk. In new research published in PLoS Biology, a biomedical engineer at Washington University in...
8-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish Decisions Explained by Neurons’ Firing

People sometimes spend as much time deciding whether to spend a few cents more on groceries as they do deciding whether to spend a few thousand dollars extra when buying a car. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...
2-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Autism, Too Many Brain Connections May Be at Root of Condition

Mutations in a gene linked to autism in people causes neurons to form too many connections in rodents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that malfunctions in communication...
2-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eating More Like Our Ancestors Would Improve Human Health


Malnutrition problems can be traced to poor-quality diets lacking in diversity, a recent phenomenon in evolutionary history, according to a new paper from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Earlier diets were highly diverse...
1-Nov-2017 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Is a Bipartisan Approach to Fixing Obamacare Feasible?


2-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Washu Expert: Opioid Crisis More Than What Trump Calls ‘Public Health Emergency’


26-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children


5-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT

WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag


16-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is ‘Unfounded’

27-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: K-12 School Policies on African American Hair Are Discriminatory

13-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The...
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

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