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New Genetic Clues to Early-Onset Form of Dementia

In an effort to better understand frontotemporal dementia, an international team of researchers, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has found that a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of the...
12-Dec-2018 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes

Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don’t grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified some of the key steps taken by nerves in the legs...
6-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Scientists Design Way to Track Steps of Cells’ Development

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another. This cellular...
4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Plant’s Recycling System Important in Sickness and in Health

A plant relies on cellular machinery to recycle materials during times of stress, but that same machinery has a remarkable influence on the plant's metabolism even under healthy growing conditions.
3-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


A New Approach to Studying the Flu

Borrowing methods from another field, researchers can now study the ever changing nature if Influenza A.
3-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases

An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington...
30-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Alcohol Dependence, Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Links

An international team of researchers has identified a gene that regulates how quickly the body metabolizes alcohol as a key risk factor for alcohol dependence. The researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and several...
23-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

A major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis.
16-Nov-2018 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: Wisconsin move to limit power of incoming governor signal of new norm

6-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST


Expert's research shows we've been underestimating soot's effect on global warming

26-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST


Who were the Pilgrims? Expert discusses Pilgrims, Puritans and the theology of sympathy.

19-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Trump’s New NAFTA Won’t Lower Domestic Drug Prices

4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Threatening the International Criminal Court could further isolate the U.S.

11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests

The dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has largely been caused by advances in marketing, says a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.“Marketers have become better at creating and exploiting market distortions in legal...
31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT


WashU Expert: Transgender Candidate’s Gubernatorial Nomination Opportunity to Learn

15-Aug-2018 3:35 PM EDT

WashU Expert: SCOTUS strikes down clothing ban over ‘imprecise’ wording

15-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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