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A Sodium Surprise

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Irregular heartbeat — or arrhythmia — can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that...
20-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Test IDs Key Alzheimer’s Marker

A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that measures of amyloid beta in the blood have the potential to help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their brains or cerebrospinal...
17-Jul-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Glass Transition Caught in the Act

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Changes in a liquid as it becomes a glass are related to repulsion between atoms as they are crowded together. Although scientists have long believed the poorly understood glass transition must have atomic underpinnings, this is the first time they...
17-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vaccines Protect Fetuses From Zika Infection, Mouse Study Shows

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A new study in mice shows that females vaccinated before pregnancy and infected with Zika virus while pregnant bear pups who show no trace of the virus. The findings offer the first evidence that an effective vaccine can protect vulnerable fetuses...
10-Jul-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgery for Early Prostate Cancer May Not Save Lives

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A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with early-stage disease. In such men, who account for most cases of newly diagnosed prostate cancer, surgery did not prolong life...
12-Jul-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Autism, Genes Drive Eye Gaze Abnormalities

Using eye-tracking technology, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta have found compelling evidence that genetics plays a major role in how children look at the world...
10-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Type 1 Diabetes Risk Linked to Intestinal Viruses

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A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that viruses in the intestines may affect a person’s chance of developing Type I diabetes. Children whose gut viral communities are less diverse are more likely to...
10-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep, Alzheimer’s Link Explained

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Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Stanford University shows that disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase in a...
6-Jul-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

WashU Expert: Liberals Who Celebrate Ruling on N.C. Districts May Not Cheer for Long

26-May-2017 10:45 AM EDT

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and the Municipal Bond Market

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Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy protection May 3, the largest-ever American municipal debt restructuring in history. As the U.S. territory seeks forgiveness in $73 billion to assorted creditors, an expert at Washington University in St. Louis says...
4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Explaining the Trump Tax Proposal

27-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Muslim Ban Based on Animus

26-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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