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Deadly Heart Rhythm Halted by Noninvasive Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy — aimed directly at the heart — can be used to treat patients with a...
11-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kidney Disease Increases Risk of Diabetes, Study Shows

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the...
11-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clot-Busting Drugs Not Recommended for Most Patients with Blood Clots

About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that involves chronic limb pain and swelling, making it difficult to walk and perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown that a risky,...
1-Dec-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Damage in Mice Reduced with Compound That Targets APOE Gene


People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains...
4-Dec-2017 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Uncover the Design Principles of Cellular Compartments


Membraneless organelles are tiny droplets inside a single cell, thought to regulate everything from division, to movement, to its very destruction. New research from engineers at Washington University in St. Louis uncovers the principles underlying...
5-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Medicare Shift to Quality Over Quantity Presents Challenges

A new study hints that even large physician practices may have trouble moving to a payment system that rewards quality of health care over quantity of services delivered. The analysis included data from the first year of a program run by the Centers...
4-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Reaching for Neutron Stars


A cross-disciplinary research team from Washington University in St. Louis discovered both a framework to predict where neutrons will inhabit a nucleus and a way to predict the skin thickness of a nucleus.
29-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Pathways, Better Biofuels


New research from an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis stitches together the best bits of several different bacteria--including a virulent pathogen--to synthesize a new biofuel product.
27-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Incentivizing New Uses for Off-Patent Drugs


7-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST

WashU Experts: Wildfire Research

5-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST

WashU Expert: Is a Bipartisan Approach to Fixing Obamacare Feasible?


2-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Washu Expert: Opioid Crisis More Than What Trump Calls ‘Public Health Emergency’


26-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children


5-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT

WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag


16-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is ‘Unfounded’

27-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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