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Zhang Receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation


Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, will study synthetic biology with a prestigious five-year, $605,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.
16-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Hepatitis C Ruled Out as Cause of Mental Impairment in HIV Patients


Secondary infection with the hepatitis C virus does not contribute to the mental impairments seen in many long-term survivors of HIV infection, a new study reveals.
11-Dec-2014 1:45 PM EST

Laughing Gas Studied as Depression Treatment

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is...
9-Dec-2014 11:30 AM EST

Genetic Errors Linked to Aging Underlie Leukemia That Develops After Cancer Treatment


New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis challenges the view that cancer treatment in itself is a direct cause of a fatal form of leukemia that can develop several years after chemotherapy or radiation.
5-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Genetic Errors Linked to More ALS Cases Than Scientists Had Thought


Genetic mutations may cause more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists previously had realized, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
5-Dec-2014 12:45 PM EST

World’s Fastest 2-D Camera May Enable New Scientific Discoveries


A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lihong Wang, PhD, has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a device that can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second.
1-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Most American Presidents Destined to Fade From Nation’s Memory, Study Suggests


American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, suggests a study on presidential name...
1-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

The Human Eye Can See ‘Invisible’ Infrared Light

Science textbooks say we can’t see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are longer than the light waves in the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers has found that under certain conditions, the...
1-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

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