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Study: Accomplished Female Scientists Often Overlooked


Invited speakers at neuroimmunology conferences in 2016 were disproportionately male, and not because men produced higher quality work, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Instead, qualified female...
20-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibody Helps Detect Protein Implicated in Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with diseases like Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers have found a way to measure tau in the blood that accurately reflects tau in the brain. The study, in mice and a small group of people, could be...
17-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Simple Sniff

A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis has combined nanoparticles, aerosol science and locusts in new proof-of-concept research that could someday vastly improve drug delivery to the brain, making it as simple as a sniff.
12-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$3.6 Million to Fund Personalized 3-D Brain Maps to Guide Neurosurgeries


To help surgeons avoid cutting into parts of the brain responsible for key functions such as language and vision, researchers are creating a software program to create personalized anatomic and functional brain maps and integrate them into a...
6-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Studying the Brain's Suspension System in TBIs


Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be devastating and debilitating. Researchers know that the membranes separating the skull from the brain play a key role in absorbing shock and preventing damage caused during a head impact, but the details remain...
4-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reverses Thinking on Genetic Links to Stress, Depression

For years, scientists have been trying to determine what effect a gene linked to the brain chemical serotonin may have on depression in people exposed to stress. But now, analyzing information from more than 40,000 people who have been studied over...
3-Apr-2017 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Domesticated Rice Goes Rogue


We tend to assume that domestication is a one-way street and that, once domesticated, crop plants stay domesticated. A new study of rice shows, however, that different methods of farming change the evolutionary pressures on crop plants, and the...
30-Mar-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increasing Savings at Tax Time

Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.The...
30-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?


A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race,...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Syrian Air Strikes Not in Line with International Law

7-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Human Rights at Issue in Mississippi Law


6-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: What Panera Sale Reveals About Private Equity Industry

5-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: What’s Next After Clean Power Plan Executive Order


30-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: More Must Be Done to Address Opioid Crisis

21-Mar-2017 1:50 PM EDT

WashU Experts: Environmental Budget Cuts Could Be ‘Grim’


17-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace Bias

7-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

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