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Older Neandertal Survived with a Little Help From His Friends


An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of others to avoid prey and survive well into his 40s, indicates a new analysis published Oct....
23-Oct-2017 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Gene-Altering Treatment Offered for Certain Blood Cancers


Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the first centers nationwide to offer a new immunotherapy that targets certain blood cancers. Newly approved by the Food and Drug...
19-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Portable 3-D Scanner Assesses Patients with Elephantiasis


An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg...
16-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti


New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support,...
12-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Gene Poses Both Risk — and Benefits


Scientists drilling down to the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is that in the early stages of the disease, high-risk TREM2 variants can hobble the immune system’s ability to...
6-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moving Toward a Pay-for-Value Model of Prescription Drug Pricing

One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars?One answer may be novel pricing models...
9-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Imaging a Killer

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by mutations in one specific gene called huntingtin (Htt). Now, for the first time, an international team of researchers has uncovered a detailed structural...
9-Oct-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law to accept GRE

As part of continuing efforts to expand access and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a legal education, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law will begin accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to...
3-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children


5-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT

WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag


16-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is ‘Unfounded’

27-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: K-12 School Policies on African American Hair Are Discriminatory

13-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The...
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Senate Plan Is Biggest Cut Yet to Health Care Safety Net

26-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

WashuU Expert: Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement a Play to His Base

5-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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