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Pathway Linked to Slower Aging Also Fuels Brain Cancer


A metabolic pathway linked to slower aging is overactive in a deadly form of brain cancer, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their findings suggest that tweaking the pathway to treat cancer may affect...
5-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Neediest Case… or the Prettiest Face?

On Giving Tuesday, holiday donation campaigns launch into high gear, with various year-end appeals supporting a whole array of causes. But how do people decide where to donate their money?  They know that they should give to the neediest cases, but...
29-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What's Up with Madagascar?


The island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa was largely unexplored seismically until recently. The first broadband seismic images of the island help solve a longstanding mystery: why are there volcanoes far from any tectonic boundary?
28-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Highly Lethal Type of Leukemia, Cancer Gene Predicts Treatment Response


Patients with the most lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – based on genetic profiles of their cancers – typically survive for only four to six months after diagnosis, even with aggressive chemotherapy. But new research indicates that...
18-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Single Enzyme Controls Two Plant Hormones


Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis isolated an enzyme that controls the levels of two plant hormones simultaneously, linking the molecular pathways for growth and defense. Similar to animals, plants have evolved small molecules called...
22-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Sheds Light on Parasite That Causes River Blindness


The parasite that causes river blindness infects about 37 million people in parts of Africa and Latin America, causing blindness and other major eye and skin diseases in about 5 million of them. A study from Washington University School of Medicine...
22-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Topical Immunotherapy Effective Against Early Skin Cancer


A combination of two topical drugs that have been in use for years triggers a robust immune response against precancerous skin lesions, according to a new study. The research, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard...
18-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Weight Loss May Help Prevent Multiple Myeloma

Carrying extra weight increases a person's risk that a benign blood disorder will develop into multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. This is particularly true for older, African-American men.
18-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: 21st Century Cures Act Good Start, Should Focus More on Immediate Needs

9-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Economic stress played role in increasing U.S. death rate

9-Dec-2016 1:35 PM EST

Trump Victory Shows Racial Justice Movement Needs Better Storytellers

Striking racial divides in the 2016 election serve as a reminder that racially charged narratives still have a powerful hold on the American mindset. If the left is to compete in future elections, it must learn to tell competing narratives that...
11-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

Washington University Faculty Experts Weigh in on Election Results

10-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Rigged Election Claim 'Horrible and Pernicious'

19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: New Poverty Numbers Don't Give True Picture of American Poor

13-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: EpiPen Controversy Highlights Need for Price Controls

31-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Proposed ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Balances Regulation with Protecting Free Expression

14-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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