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Research Spotlight



A new found that the geometry of a can have an effect on whether or not it freezes.

New Study Describes How Surface Texture Can Help or Hinder Formation of Ice Crystals

May 17, 2017

A new study examining how ice forms from pure water found that the geometry of the surface that water is on can have an effect on whether or not it freezes, suggesting that surface geometry plays an important role in ice formation.

New Tool for Measuring Police and Law Enforcement Interactions Reflects Police-Based Discrimination Experiences of Black Men

May 03, 2017

Researchers have developed a new tool to catalog police and law enforcement interactions with black men, the Police and Law Enforcement (PLE) Scale, with the hope of documenting people’s experiences and perceptions of police-based discrimination.

Credit: GW Program on Extremism

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 122 People with Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group Since March 2014

May 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 117 to 122, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

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Study Finds Bonobos May Be Better Representation of the Last Common Ancestor with Humans than Common Chimpanzees

April 28, 2017

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees.

Study Finds Medical Providers Who Prescribe PrEP to Prevent HIV Don’t See Most Patients Increasing Risky Sexual Behavior

April 26, 2017

A new study examining medical provider attitudes toward prescribing PrEP to prevent HIV found that those who already prescribe it do not see widespread increases in risky sexual behavior among their patients as a result.

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 115 to 117,

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 117 People with Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group Since March 2014

March 31, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 115 to 117, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 114 to 115

GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 115 People with Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group Since March 2014

March 01, 2017

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 114 to 115, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

 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.

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.