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Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types


There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma...
22-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Working Well by Being Well

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty...
24-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clues Found to How “Cruise-Ship” Virus Gets Inside Cells


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the protein that norovirus – the most common cause of viral diarrhea – uses to invade cells. The discovery could lead to new ways to study the virus, which has...
15-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Buying High vs. Bargain Hunting


Purchasing and pricing has always been a dance between buyers and sellers. Before deciding to make a purchase, buyers spend varying amounts of time and effort searching for price information. These searches can and do affect the pricing strategies...
17-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-Term Exposure to Female Scents Changes Courtship Behavior in Male Mice


Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a kind of neuron only in male mice that detects a pheromone in female urine. But the sex difference is not hard-wired. Male mice exposed to female scents for months lost...
16-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High and Low Levels of ‘Good Cholesterol’ May Cause Premature Death

Commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a person’s risk of premature death, according to new research at...
10-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineering a Better Biofuel


The often-maligned E. coli bacteria has powerhouse potential: in the lab, it has the ability to crank out fuels, pharmaceuticals and other useful products at a rapid rate. A team from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington...
10-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Shows Breast Tumors Evolve in Response to Hormone Therapy


A new analysis of breast tumors, before and after hormone-reduction therapy, reveals the extreme genetic complexity of these tumors and the variety of responses that are possible to estrogen-deprivation treatments. The findings also suggest that...
8-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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