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Scientists Follow Seeds to Solve Ecological Puzzle


A four-year study of one rare and one common lupine growing in coastal dunes showed that a native mouse steals most of the rare lupines seeds while they are still attached to the plant. The mouse is a "subsidized species," given cover for nocturnal...
21-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Fed’s Bank Bailout

For the first time, new research from Washington University in St. Louis examines data from the 2007-09 financial crisis to show how the U.S. Federal Reserve can effectively assist banks in times of financial uncertainty.
16-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Preventing Lead Spread


While lead pipes were banned decades ago, they still supply millions of American households with water each day. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new way to track where dangerous lead particles might be...
15-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Hardwired to Respond to Others’ Itching

Itching is a highly contagious behavior. When we see someone scratch, we're likely to scratch, too. Now researchers at the Washington University Center for the Study of Itch have shown that, at least in mice, contagious itching is hardwired in the...
8-Mar-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nature: Silk Road Evolved as ‘Grass-Routes’ Movement


Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for these trans-Asian interaction networks were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures,...
8-Mar-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Americans Divided on Obamacare Repeal, Poll Finds

As House Republicans labor to define a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), public support for the 2010 legislation is at an all-time high, according to a national survey taken in January by researchers at Washington University...
1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Couples May Miss Cues That Partner Is Hiding Emotions, Study Suggests

Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research from psychologists at Washington...
1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Overweight Mothers Underestimate Their Children’s Weight

Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.Researchers, led by Rachel Tabak, research assistant professor,...
28-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: More Must Be Done to Address Opioid Crisis

21-Mar-2017 1:50 PM EDT

WashU Experts: Environmental Budget Cuts Could Be ‘Grim’


17-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace Bias

7-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Trump and GOP Face Catch-22 Trying to Alter ACA

2-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST

Expert on Drug Discovery Available to Speak on the WHO List of Superbugs


1-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Bathroom Is Source of Trauma for Transgender People

27-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Repeal of Johnson Amendment Should Be Concern for Religious Groups

15-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?
13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

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