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New Genetic Engineering Technique Could Help Design, Study Biological Systems


A new technique helps biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines or to study their effects on human health. The technique allows scientists to precisely regulate how much protein is...
18-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Persistent Infection Keeps Immune Memory Sharp, Leading to Long-Term Protection


Microbes can persist in people for years after an illness, even in people who are healthy and immune to recurrence. Now, researchers have found a clue to this seeming paradox: Persistent microbes are constantly multiplying and being killed, keeping...
13-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Home Delinquency Rates Lower Among ACA Households


If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner.
12-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Misinformation May Improve Event Recall, Study Finds

Decades of psychological research cast doubt Research on eyewitness testimony has shown that false details put forth during an interrogation can lead some people to develop vivid memories of events that never happened. While this “false memory”...
11-Jan-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Release of Water Shakes Pacific Plate at Depth

A team of seismologists analyzing the data from 671 earthquakes that occurred between 30 and 280 miles beneath the Earth's surface in the Pacific Plate as it descended into the Tonga Trench were surprised to find a zone of intense earthquake...
9-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Storing and Testing at Any Temperature

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis develop new nanoparticle technology that eliminates the need for cold storage in some medical diagnostic tests.
4-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Many Smokers with Serious Mental Illness Want to Kick Habit

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that although many smokers with serious mental illnesses would like to quit smoking, many psychiatrists and caseworkers aren't aware of their patients' wishes and,...
29-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

No Excuses: Real Reason You’re Late May Vary with Age


A song is just a song, but as time goes by, something as random as a song’s length could be the difference in whether you miss an important deadline or arrive late for an appointment, suggests time-management research from Washington University in...
28-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Now Entering 'the Valley of Death'


Amid Trump comments and stock dive, let WUSTL expert on the history of the pharmaceutical industry Michael Kinch walk you through pharma "Valley of Death."
12-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Trump Has No Clear Plan for Reducing Drug Prices

12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: 21st Century Cures Act Good Start, Should Focus More on Immediate Needs

9-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Economic stress played role in increasing U.S. death rate

9-Dec-2016 1:35 PM EST

Trump Victory Shows Racial Justice Movement Needs Better Storytellers

Striking racial divides in the 2016 election serve as a reminder that racially charged narratives still have a powerful hold on the American mindset. If the left is to compete in future elections, it must learn to tell competing narratives that...
11-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

Washington University Faculty Experts Weigh in on Election Results

10-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Rigged Election Claim 'Horrible and Pernicious'

19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: New Poverty Numbers Don't Give True Picture of American Poor

13-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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