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Use of Internet in Medical Research May Hinder Recruitment of Minorities, Poor

A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis concludes that as researchers turn to the internet to find study participants, current health-care disparities may persist. They found that getting individuals to go...
27-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibodies Identified That Thwart Zika Virus Infection

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Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, a significant step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new...
25-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Neural Circuits Involved in Making Risky Decisions

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New research sheds light on what’s going on inside our heads as we decide whether to take a risk or play it safe. Scientists located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells...
26-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dirty to Drinkable

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A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.
26-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
20-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Map Provides Detailed Picture of How the Brain Is Organized

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A detailed new map by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis lays out the landscape of the human cerebral cortex. The map will accelerate progress in the study of brain diseases, as well as help to elucidate what makes...
18-Jul-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential New Target Identified for Treating Itch

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may...
19-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cells Engineered to Grow Cartilage, Fight Inflammation

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a...
15-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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