AAAS names 7 Washington University faculty as 2020 fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 489 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. And four of those seven are School of Medicine faculty. The newly selected fellows from the medical school are: Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD; David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD; Douglas L. […]

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Mouthwash Can Kill Coronavirus in 30 Seconds—But Doctors Warn There's More to Know

Back in June, interest started swirling around mouthwash and its potential effects on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The information then came from a meta-analysis published in the journal Function, which posed a theory: Based on mouthwash's ability to disrupt or damage the outer layer of other enveloped viruses, or viruses that have a lipid membrane, that mouthwash could […]

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What November's Aries Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Read what your sign's 2020 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Aries personality profile.  Welcome to November, Aries! November might start on a stressful note, as Tuesday, November 3 is not only Election Day, but the last day of Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. It's important to stay politically informed (and vote!), but you should also focus on your […]

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Politicians Love to Talk About 'Late-Term Abortions'—But It's Not Even Medically Accurate

Opponents of abortion have long tried to stigmatize the medical procedure, but in the past few years, they've targeted abortions performed in the second and third trimester. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have repeatedly claimed that Democratic lawmakers support "late-term abortions" done "up to the moment of birth." Doctors, meanwhile, have repeatedly explained that they do not […]

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This Woman Touched One of the Hairy, Venomous Caterpillars Found in Virginia—And the Pain Felt Like a 'Scorching-Hot Knife'

As if 2020 hasn’t already put us through enough, there have been multiple sightings of a certain hairy-looking caterpillar in Virginia that can cause some serious damage and discomfort—and officials are warning residents to stay far, far away from them. In a Facebook post shared on October 6 by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), the government agency informed the […]

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A Fat Woman Is On the Cover of ‘Vogue’ and I Couldn't Be Happier

Even if her music isn't your favorite, you just can't deny the otherworldly power of Lizzo. The 32-year-old singer landed the October cover of Vogue, and that's such a big fucking deal. And not just because the cover itself — showing Lizzo with classic red lipstick, matching nails, and a low-cut red gown — is gorgeous. If you don't understand […]

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