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Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed Directly Into Brain Cells

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Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Unlike other techniques that turn one cell type into another,...
20-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Many Older People Have Mutations Linked to Leukemia, Lymphoma in Their Blood Cells

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At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
17-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Engineers Find a Way to Win in Laser Performance by Losing

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Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have shown a new way to reverse or eliminate loss by, ironically, adding loss to a laser system to actually reap energy gains.
15-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Academic, Corporate and Policy Leaders Gather in STL to Sharpen Role of Research Universities in Addressing Global Challenges

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​Our 21st-century world faces seemingly insurmountable problems. It is a challenge simply to understand the breadth of the issues, let alone find sustainable and adoptable solutions. History has shown that no single entity, or even country, can do...
15-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

The Dwindling Stock of Antibiotics, and What to Do About It

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Pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned the business of discovering and developing antibiotics and our stock of these “miracle drugs” is beginning to shrink. Michael Kinch and his colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis are...
9-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Wash. U. Center for Social Development Receives $1 Million Treasury Grant for Retirement Savings Research

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded a $1.08 million research contract to the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School. One of 11 contracts awarded nationally under the Financial Empowerment...
9-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Unusual Skin Cancer Linked to Chronic Allergy From Metal Orthopedic Implant

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In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer.
9-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Supreme Procrastination: Why the Nation’s Highest Court Puts Off Big Decisions Until the Last Moment

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As the Supreme Court of the United States begins its fall 2014 session this month, it Several “blockbuster” cases — including freedom of speech, religious freedoms in prison, pregnancy discrimination and a possible decision on gay marriage —...
2-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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