Latest Washington University in St. Louis Stories

2010-07-01 07:20:00

It’s no secret that Americans tend to throw their support behind a sitting US president when the nation is thrust into a war or other potentially violent conflict with a foreign foe – a phenomenon known as the "rally 'round the flag effect."

2010-06-22 07:30:00

Could viewing cell behavior in three dimensions lead to important advances in cancer research?

2010-06-09 09:35:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nemours, a children's healthcare system, has been ranked among the best in the specialty rankings as part of the 2010 edition of "America's Best Children's Hospitals," published online by U.S. News & World Report.

2010-06-03 09:40:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual America's Best Children's Hospitals survey.

2010-05-28 08:31:31

Seven-year experiment shows that pond communities bear a lasting imprint of random events in their past.

2010-05-26 10:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric hospitals can employ several techniques to alleviate crowding and improve patient safety, but often fail to implement ways to better manage patient flow, according to new research by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The study, which appears this month in the journal Pediatrics, evaluates how 39 children's hospitals responded to high volume and found most employ techniques that don't do enough to significantly lower occupancy...

2010-05-24 15:10:00

An archeologist at Washington University in St Louis is helping to reveal for the first time a snapshot of rural life in China during the Han Dynasty.

2010-05-05 15:45:00

MILWAUKEE, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has installed an EOS low-dose radiation scanner, one of two in a pediatric hospital in the nation. Children's Hospital, located in Milwaukee, is one of the top-rated pediatric hospitals in the country.

2010-04-26 15:41:40

Brain scans show persistent motivation regardless of payoff.

2010-04-07 12:10:00

A genetic survey shows very little structure to moray eel populations in the Indo-Pacific.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.