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Research Spotlight

Patients Don’t Understand Risks of Unnecessary Antibiotics, GW Study Shows

December 15, 2014

Over prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance. In a first-of-its-kind study, research led by the George Washington University suggests that public health educational materials may not address the misconceptions that shape why patients expect antibiotics, driving doctors to prescribe them more.

James M. Tielsch, chair of the Department of Global Health; Lori Heise, Gender Violence and Health Centre director; Mary Ellsber

Effectiveness of Campaigns Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls Examined

November 20, 2014

Levels of violence against women and girls remain high across the world despite the global attention the issue has received.

Ants on a leaf.

Nature Collides with James Bond: Newly Discovered Ant Species Hides in Plain Sight

October 01, 2014

The new ant species, Cephalotes specularis, was discovered by Dr. Scott Powell in the savannah region of Brazil.


Oldest Pterodactyloid Species Discovered, Named by International Team of Researchers

April 24, 2014

An international research team,has discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid and established they flew above the earth some 163 million years ago, longer than previously known.

Flying snake.

Flying Snakes—How Do They Do It?

March 04, 2014

New research, titled “Lift and Wakes of Flying Snakes," appears March 4 in the journal Physics of Fluids. This work is the first to study the lift of a snake's cross-section computationally.

Research Spotlight

Stacked Solar Cell

Scientists Design Solar Cell that Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum

July 11, 2017

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

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.