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New Imaging Technique Aims to Ensure Surgeons Completely Remove Cancer

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A new technology generates cellular images detailed enough to distinguish cancerous from normal tissue. Researchers are working on speeding up the technology so it can be used during surgery, allowing surgeons to know if they have removed all the...
15-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients More Likely to Die

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Uninsured women with breast cancer were nearly 2.6 times more likely to have a late-stage diagnosis than cancer patients who were insured, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
8-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Guo Named Yangtze River Scholar

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Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs – Greater China at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named a Yangtze River...
8-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential Predictor of Glaucoma Damage Identified

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a biomarker that appears linked to damage to cells in the retina of the eye. The marker may make it possible to better monitor the progression of glaucoma, as well...
3-May-2017 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smart Decarceration Can Help Shrink Sprawling American Prison System

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New guideposts developed at Washington University in St. Louis suggest that smart decarceration may be the answer to reforming America’s prison system, reducing the number of inmates and enabling a more effective approach to public safety.
3-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Use for a Pesky Weed

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Dandelions are much-maligned weeds, with a paratrooper-like seed dispersal system that makes them difficult to eradicate. However, new research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis finds a great benefit in an unlikely place for the...
2-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers led by Farshid Guilak, PhD, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter...
26-Apr-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Meet a Scientist

When scientists take off the googles and lab coats, they can be amusing and inspiring storytellers. These short videos are part of initiative to persuade Washington University in St. Louis scientists talk about being scientists with the hope that...
26-Apr-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

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A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race,...
20-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Syrian Air Strikes Not in Line with International Law

7-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Human Rights at Issue in Mississippi Law

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6-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: What Panera Sale Reveals About Private Equity Industry

5-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT

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