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Kidney Disease Increases Risk of Diabetes, Study Shows

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the...
11-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clot-Busting Drugs Not Recommended for Most Patients with Blood Clots

About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that involves chronic limb pain and swelling, making it difficult to walk and perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown that a risky,...
1-Dec-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Damage in Mice Reduced with Compound That Targets APOE Gene

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People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains...
4-Dec-2017 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Uncover the Design Principles of Cellular Compartments

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Membraneless organelles are tiny droplets inside a single cell, thought to regulate everything from division, to movement, to its very destruction. New research from engineers at Washington University in St. Louis uncovers the principles underlying...
5-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medicare Shift to Quality Over Quantity Presents Challenges

A new study hints that even large physician practices may have trouble moving to a payment system that rewards quality of health care over quantity of services delivered. The analysis included data from the first year of a program run by the Centers...
4-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Reaching for Neutron Stars

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A cross-disciplinary research team from Washington University in St. Louis discovered both a framework to predict where neutrons will inhabit a nucleus and a way to predict the skin thickness of a nucleus.
29-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Pathways, Better Biofuels

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New research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis stitches together the best bits of several different bacteria--including a virulent pathogen--to synthesize a new biofuel product.
27-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ancient Barley Took High Road to China, Changed to Summer Crop in Tibet

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First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley switching from a winter to both a winter and summer crop during a thousand-year detour along the...
20-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Incentivizing New Uses for Off-Patent Drugs

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7-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST

WashU Experts: Wildfire Research

5-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST

WashU Expert: Is a Bipartisan Approach to Fixing Obamacare Feasible?

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2-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Washu Expert: Opioid Crisis More Than What Trump Calls ‘Public Health Emergency’

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26-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children

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5-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT

WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag

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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

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