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New Study Suggests Women and Pregnant People Are Underrepresented in Research to Inform Nutrition Reference Values

October 22, 2021

WASHINGTON (Oct.22, 2021)—Women and pregnant people are underrepresented in the studies used to draw up the nutritional guidance provided to Americans and Canadians, according to a

Pediatricians and public health officials should present a united front against controversial state masking bans for schools

October 20, 2021

To keep in-person learning and protect students in schools, pediatricians and public health officials must advocate for evidence-based mitigation strategies that can reduce COVID-19 transmission — especially the Delta variant, which overwhelmed pediatric emergency rooms and hospitals, argued Yang et al. in a Perspective published in the journal Pediatrics.

Financial literacy across five generations

Gen Z has the lowest financial literacy, study reveals

October 19, 2021

WASHINGTON (October 19, 2021) – Financial literacy is low within each of the five generations—the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z—but is the lowest among Ge

George Washington University Experts Available for Media Interviews on Social Media and the Spread of Harmful Content

October 07, 2021

George Washington University has experts that can discuss recent research findings on how harmful content spreads on social media and what can be done to stop the spread or regulate the industry.

Mississippi’s Ban on Abortions Puts Women and Families at Risk

September 29, 2021

Mississippi’s ban on nearly all abortions greater than 15 weeks forces women to carry pregnancies to term under adverse circumstances and increases the risk of maternal mortality and other health problems, according to a public health amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court on September 20th.

New Study Casts Doubt on Electronic Ankle Monitors as Alternative to Incarceration

September 23, 2021

The use of GPS-equipped ankle monitors is increasingly viewed as a more humane alternative to incarceration, yet a report released today finds they cause many of the same harms associated with traditional incarceration.

New GW Poll Shows Most Americans Approve of Biden, Confident in Future of US

September 15, 2021

A small majority of Americans approve of the job performance of President Joe Biden, according to a new survey by the Society of Presidential Pollsters at the George Washington University. A larger number of respondents also express confidence in the future of the country.

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GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats

September 10, 2021

The George Washington University has been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

September 08, 2021

Inclusionary zoning policies that increase the supply of affordable housing may be good for the heart. So says a first-of-a-kind study published today by researchers at the George Washington University. The study notes that such zoning programs were associated with lower rates of heart disease.

New International Study Shows Fact Checks Significantly Reduce Belief in Misinformation

September 06, 2021

Fact-checking reduces belief in misinformation and leaves a more enduring mental imprint than false claims. The study shows fact-checking is an effective tool to combat misinformation across countries, cultures, and political environments.

New Study Shows How Engineered Nanomaterials Degrade, Persist in Environment

September 01, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology finds that exposing certain nanomaterials to light can influence their environmental transformation, fate and, ultimately, their toxicity.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

August 12, 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), an attorney and former George Washington University student, will deliver the keynote address at the Commencement celebration of the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Oct. 2.