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Research Spotlight



 The researchers hope this type of software can serve as a model for tracking other species and, in some cases, potentially repl

Researchers Design Facial Recognition System as a Less Invasive Approach to Tracking Lemurs in the Wild

February 17, 2017

A team of researchers has developed a new computer-assisted recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild by their facial characteristics and ultimately help to build a database for long-term research on lemur species.

Infographic on IS recruits in the U.S. legal system

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 114 People with Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group Since March 2014

February 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 113 to 114, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

3D reconstruction of a modern human cranium showing the teeth and endocranial cast

New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not linked in humans

January 02, 2017

The finding suggests that our brains and teeth did not evolve in lock step and were likely influenced by different ecological and behavioral factors.

No Teeth? No Problem. Dinosaur Species Had Teeth as Babies, Lost Them as They Grew

December 22, 2016

Researchers have discovered that a species of dinosaur, Limusaurus inextricabilis, lost its teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults.

Americans’ Likeliness to Believe in Climate Change Connected to Geographic Location and Local Weather Events, Study Finds

Americans’ Likeliness to Believe in Climate Change Connected to Geographic Location and Local Weather Events, Study Finds

December 19, 2016

A new study finds local weather may play an important role in Americans’ belief in climate change.

Study Finds Ideology as Important an Inspiration to American Jihadists as Affiliation With Islamic State Group

December 06, 2016

A new study from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that American jihadists continue to draw inspiration from a variety of groups other than the Islamic State group (IS).

The number of ISIS-related charges issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 109 to 111, according to updated

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 111 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014

December 01, 2016

The number of ISIS-related charges issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 109 to 111, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

When children with ASD receive oxytocin nasal spray, they show more activation in the posterior STS (a region of  the brain resp

Two New Tools to Enhance Effectiveness of Behavioral Therapy in Children with Autism

November 15, 2016

In two scientific papers published Tuesday, researchers identified two approaches that have the potential to help a large number of children with autism spectrum disorder through behavioral therapy.

Chimpanzee Fathers Bia Their Behavior Toward Their Offspring

New Study: Male Chimpanzees Can Be Players And Good Fathers

November 08, 2016

New research suggests that male chimpanzees are more invested in protecting their own offspring than previously thought.

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Researchers Identify Oldest Textile Dyed Indigo, Reflecting Scientific Knowledge From 6,200 Years Ago

September 14, 2016

The findings pre-date the artifact previously thought to be the oldest textile by 1800 years.

Research Spotlight

Using light, “spark” cells (green) and automation, Entcheva’s lab speeds up the process of drug screening in heart cells (red) t

GW Researchers Use Light to Control Human Heart Cells and Expedite Development of New Drugs

May 10, 2016

The research is outlined in a paper which published in Nature Communications on Tuesday.

Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet an

Triceratops Gets A Cousin: Researchers Identify Another Horned Dinosaur Species

December 09, 2015

The findings were published in PLOS ONE on Dec. 9.