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Parent-Child Therapy Helps Young Children with Depression

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrates that an interactive therapy involving parents and their depressed preschoolers can reduce rates of depression and lower the severity of children’s symptoms.
18-Jun-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Left to Devices, You Can Learn to Save Money

Billions of people worldwide, particularly those in developing countries, face challenges saving money. They may already hold a device that can assist them in the palms of their hands: their cellphone.In collaboration with a mobile network provider...
18-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists ID source of damaging inflammation after heart attack

Scientists have zeroed in on a culprit that spurs damaging inflammation in the heart following a heart attack. The guilty party is a type of immune cell that tries to heal the injured heart but instead triggers inflammation that leads to even more...
7-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can a Twitter-Based Reporting Tool Improve Foodborne Illness Tracking?

Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually. As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a...
6-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New tools reveal prelude to chaos

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed tools that mathematically describe the kinetics in a system right before it dissolves into randomness.
6-Jun-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WashU Expert: Clear Principles Needed for Meaningful Digital Free Expression

Our daily lives revolve around the internet, whether it’s personal contact, news or the sharing of political views. As such, there remains significant work to do so the internet can deal with the real challenges it faces, rather than ones it fails...
4-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Act Fast to Pay Attention

Want to improve your attention? Washington University in St. Louis brain sciences researcher Richard Abrams finds that our attention may be guided by the most recent interactions with our environment.
3-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fortune — and Nature — Favors the Bold

Some people argue that animals have personalities: shy, bold, aggressive.It’s more than just cocktail party conversation for anole lizards, whose risk-taking behavior can mean the difference between life and death.For anoles in the Caribbean...
1-Jun-2018 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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