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New Test Detects All Viruses That Infect People, Animals


A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.
29-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two-Drug Combo Helps Older Adults with Hard-to-Treat Depression

More than half of older adults with clinical depression don’t get better when treated with an antidepressant. But results from a multicenter clinical trial that included Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that adding a...
24-Sep-2015 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients​​​

Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: Spinach makes you stronger. But it’s the high nitrate content in the leafy greens — not the iron — that creates the effect. Building on a growing body of work that suggests dietary nitrate...
16-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Viruses Flourish in Guts of Healthy Babies


Bacteria aren’t the only nonhuman invaders to colonize the gut shortly after a baby’s birth. Viruses also set up house there, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study is one of the first...
14-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combo of 3 Antibiotics Can Kill Deadly Staph Infections​​​

Three antibiotics that, individually, are not effective against a drug-resistant staph infection can kill the deadly pathogen when combined as a trio, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They have...
14-Sep-2015 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Conference to Focus on Smart Decarceration of American Criminal Justice System A national conference held at Washington University in St. Louis Sept. 24-27 will begin a conversation on finding a lasting solution to America’s incarceration problem. Organized by Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD, assistant...
14-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Pharmacy, Medical School Partnership Seeks Better, Safer Medications​


St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are joining forces to find better, safer and more effective ways to use prescription medications to improve health. Researchers from the two institutions are...
11-Sep-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Free e-Book Offers Tips for Reducing Breast Cancer Risk at Nearly Any Age​​​​​​​​​​​​​


A free e-book provides practical, science-based advice for lowering breast cancer risk at every stage of life. Written for a lay audience, “Together — Every Woman’s Guide to Preventing Breast Cancer” aims to help women improve their breast...
3-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Senate criminal justice reform bill falls short of needed changes

1-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Boehner unable to pacify 'no compromise' Tea Party


25-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Pope Francis Visit Spotlights Needed Criminal Justice System Reform

21-Sep-2015 5:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Census Bureau Report Shows Effectiveness of Affordable Care Act

16-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Religious Tax Exemptions Foster Diverse Viewpoints


16-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: NLRB decision reflects evolving labor market


28-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Law Experts Available to Comment on Ferguson Municipal Court Reform Decision

25-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Municipal Court Reform a Year After Ferguson

Following the death of Michael Brown a year ago this August, one of the key issues to emerge was a critical examination of the municipal court system in the individual communities that make up St. Louis County. Many of the courts were accused of...
7-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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