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Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

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NICU study highlights importance of sound

Premature babies in neonatal intensive care units may be exposed to higher noise levels than are deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics, School of Medicine researchers found. Yet some may not get enough exposure to beneficial sounds.

Better than a pill

With a new $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a Washington University team plans to develop a silk-based system to better alleviate the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis.

WashU Expert: Advice to keep the vulnerable insured

Mary Politi, an expert in health-care policy at the School of Medicine, urges the Trump administration to support a health-care plan that continues providing financial assistance to low-income Americans so they can afford to buy health insurance.

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WashU in the News

Your hotel room photos could help catch sex traffickers


White House: Kellyanne Conway ‘counseled’ on endorsement of Ivanka Trump brand

ABC News

Holocaust beyond the numbers

St. Louis Jewish Light

Answering questions, and discussing research, on heart health

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Informing policy with science’

Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, writes for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in its journal Science that scientific evidence must be valued in policy decisions. “Scientists, as always, need to stand firm on the value and importance of science for society,” writes Schaal, president of AAAS.

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Sarah Gehlert photoSarah Gehlert, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School, has been inducted as president of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The academy also moved its main office to the Brown School.

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