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Link Between 2 Key Alzheimer’s Proteins Explained

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by clumps of two proteins – amyloid beta and tau – in the brain, but the link between the two has never been entirely clear. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have...
20-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Once, Twice, Six Times a Grocery Shopper

If Americans fulfilled their java urges the same way they carefully shopped for groceries, they would visit five to seven various chain coffee shops regularly — for a blend of different categories. In fact, it turns out that grocery categories...
19-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher Doses of Radiation Don’t Improve Survival in Prostate Cancer

A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment. The analysis, which included 104 radiation therapy oncology groups across North America,...
13-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Keeping Plant-Cell Motors on Track

Biologists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the molecular brakeman that holds kinesins in check until their cargo is needed.
13-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


3-D Mapping Babies’ Brains

Research from a collaborative team at Washington University in St. Louis tested a 3-D method that could lead to new diagnostic tools that will precisely measure the third-trimester growth and folding patterns of a baby’s brain. Their findings...
9-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gut Microbes Influence Severity of Intestinal Parasitic Infections

A new study indicates that the kinds of microbes living in the gut influence the severity and recurrence of parasitic worm infections in developing countries. The findings, by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...
8-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Decoy Molecules Target E. Coli to Treat UTI in Mice

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have designed sugar molecules that block E. coli bacteria from binding to urinary tract tissues, allowing the bacteria to be washed out of the urinary tract. The compounds...
8-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

No Progress Seen in Reducing Antibiotics Among Outpatients

Despite public health campaigns aimed at reducing unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics, the drugs continue to be prescribed at startlingly high rates in outpatient settings such as clinics and physician offices, according to a new study at...
8-Mar-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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(Daylight Saving) Time is not on your side

The century-old convention of daylight saving time takes effect this weekend but can be hard for our bodies to handle. Circadian rhythm expert Erik Herzog, of Washington University, offers some tips to help us adjust.
9-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EST


Billy Graham Leaves Controversial Legacy for the #Metoo Generation

In his long career, the evangelical preacher Billy Graham — who died Feb. 21 at age 99 — offered one piece of advice that may be especially relevant to men in the current age of #MeToo sexual harassment scandals — never dine, drink or spend...
21-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST


WashU Expert: Porn Star Payment Raises Ethics Concerns

20-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST

Washu Expert: Supreme Court to Decide if Lawyer Can Override Client’s Wishes

14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST


WashU Expert: Budget Provides Insight Into Trump Administration Drug Policy

13-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST


WashU Expert: What Constitutes Treason?

6-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST


Brass Tax: Cutting Through the Politics of Tax Reform

31-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST


WashU Expert: If You See Signs of Child Abuse, Report It

25-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST

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