washington university http://kbia.org en Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex http://kbia.org/post/study-women-free-birth-control-doesnt-lead-risky-sex <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="IUDs and implants are 20 times more effective at preventing pregnancy than short-term birth control options like the pill, patch, or vaginal ring (pictured)." data-attribution="Credit Via Wikimedia Commons/Victor byckttor" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Vaginal_ring_Victor_byckttor.JPG" alt="" /><p>New research out of Washington University has found that giving women free birth control does not increase risky sexual behavior.<p>The analysis included 7,751 St. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:20:06 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 49316 at http://kbia.org Study: For Women, Free Birth Control Doesn't Lead To Risky Sex Washington University researcher explains the risk factors of childhood obesity http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-researcher-explains-risk-factors-childhood-obesity <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Obesity&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/facts.html" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">has increased dramatically</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;in the United States over the past several decades.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:27:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 44181 at http://kbia.org Washington University researcher explains the risk factors of childhood obesity Washington University researchers analyze genomes of two major cancers http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-researchers-analyze-genomes-two-major-cancers <p>In separate studies both published on Wednesday, researchers at Washington University helped lead the genomic analysis of two types of cancer. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:16:22 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33009 at http://kbia.org Washington University researchers analyze genomes of two major cancers Foreign students at Mo. colleges top 16,000 http://kbia.org/post/foreign-students-mo-colleges-top-16000 <p>The number of international students enrolled at Missouri colleges and universities has topped 16,000.</p><p>An annual report by the Institution of International Education says Missouri's public and private higher education facilities had 16,061 international students during the 2011-2012 academic year. That was up 6.3 percent from the previous year.</p><p>The state Department of Higher Education says most foreign students pay full tuition at Missouri institutions. The report estimates that international students spent about $418 million in Missouri.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:38:15 +0000 Associated Press 24494 at http://kbia.org Foreign students at Mo. colleges top 16,000 Unwinding the helix: using genetics to treat childhood cancer http://kbia.org/post/unwinding-helix-using-genetics-treat-childhood-cancer <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; "><a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childhoodleukemia.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); ">Pediatric leukemia</a>&nbsp;is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. There are about 3,000 new cases in the United States every year, typically in children between the ages of four and six.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:47:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17882 at http://kbia.org Unwinding the helix: using genetics to treat childhood cancer New research takes step toward catching Alzheimer's early http://kbia.org/post/new-research-takes-step-toward-catching-alzheimers-early A new study led by Washington University confirms that the brains of people with <a href="http://www.dian-info.org/default.htm">a very rare, early-onset form of Alzheimer&#39;s disease</a> begin to change long before they first show signs of dementia.<p>The research brings us a step closer to early diagnosis of the more common type Alzheimer&#39;s that produces symptoms after age 60.<p>Washington University neurologist Dr. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:39:41 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17398 at http://kbia.org New research takes step toward catching Alzheimer's early We’re not alone: healthy humans have more microbes than cells http://kbia.org/post/we-re-not-alone-healthy-humans-have-more-microbes-cells <div class="cp-si-caption">The bacterium Enterococcus faecalis, which lives in the human gut, is just one type of microbe that was studied as part of the Human Microbiome Project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</div><p>Researchers have completed the first comprehensive census of the human &ldquo;microbiome&rdquo; &mdash; the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that live in and on our bodies.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:32:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 15904 at http://kbia.org We’re not alone: healthy humans have more microbes than cells Washington University study compares short- and long-term birth control methods http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-study-compares-short-and-long-term-birth-control-methods <p>A new study out of Washington University suggests that women who use short-term birth-control methods like the pill are 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than those who use longer-term options like intrauterine devices or implants. Thu, 24 May 2012 14:09:02 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 14711 at http://kbia.org Preventing cancer: a conversation with Siteman Cancer Center's Graham Colditz http://kbia.org/post/preventing-cancer-conversation-siteman-cancer-centers-graham-colditz <p>More than half of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:39:16 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11914 at http://kbia.org Preventing cancer: a conversation with Siteman Cancer Center's Graham Colditz Washington University plans Loop project http://kbia.org/post/washington-university-plans-loop-project <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height:11.25pt;background:white"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money &mdash; an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:43:41 +0000 Associated Press 9576 at http://kbia.org Washington University plans Loop project Autistic children show signs of disease at six months old http://kbia.org/post/autistic-children-show-signs-disease-six-months-old <p>New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as six months old. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:19:23 +0000 9132 at http://kbia.org McCaskill continues state-wide energy tour with Wash U visit http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-continues-state-wide-energy-tour-wash-u-visit <p>U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill&nbsp;is conducting&nbsp;a state-wide tour focused on Missouri&rsquo;s energy future. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra reports, McCaskill stopped&nbsp;yesterday&nbsp;at a Washington University solar energy research lab. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:50:16 +0000 6745 at http://kbia.org McCaskill continues state-wide energy tour with Wash U visit Research examines prostate cancer testing and treatment http://kbia.org/post/research-examines-prostate-cancer-testing-and-treatment <p>There&#39;s more evidence that for most men, getting an annual PSA test doesn&#39;t help reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer. Experts say men diagnosed with prostate cancer need to weigh the risks and benefits of treatment. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:31:38 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6685 at http://kbia.org Research examines prostate cancer testing and treatment