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Novel Tinnitus Therapy Helps Patients Cope with Phantom Noise


Patients with tinnitus hear phantom noise and are sometimes so bothered by the perceived ringing in their ears, they have difficulty concentrating. A new therapy does not lessen perception of the noise but appears to help patients cope better with...
30-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Himalayan Viagra Fuels Caterpillar Fungus Gold Rush


Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often fail to do on a global scale — implement a...
30-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Heart’s Own Immune Cells Can Help It Heal


The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
30-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

Turns out your mom was right: scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that scratching causes the brain to release...
28-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Genome Sequenced of Enterovirus D68 Circulating in St. Louis


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have sequenced the genome of enterovirus D68 sampled from patients treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Nationwide, the virus has spread rapidly in recent months and caused...
28-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Hot on the Trail of the Asian Tiger Mosquito


The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) was spotted in Houston in 1985 but can now be found in all of the southern states and as far north as Maine. To reconstruct its spread, scientists turned to the new discipline of landscape genetics....
27-Oct-2014 12:10 PM EDT

The Right to Privacy in a Big Data World


In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, and probably will, be seen...
24-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

‘Long Tail’ Thinking Can Help Eliminate Health Disparities


“Long tail” thinking in public health might yield greater progress in eliminating health disparities, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
23-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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