Jianmin Cui, PhD, has received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular bases for the function of potassium channels vital for the heart, brain, inner ear and other tissues.
25-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST
An investigational drug appears to cut the risk of severe asthma attacks in half for patients who have difficulty controlling the disorder with standard medications, according to results from two multicenter clinical trials headed by Mario Castro,...
23-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST
Studying zebrafish embryos, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that the epigenome plays a significant part in guiding development in the first 24 hours after fertilization. The research may deepen...
23-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST
Most state legislators say testimony at legislative hearings is influential, though few report that it changes their votes, finds research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “Testimony does matter, especially if it is...
19-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST
The genome is the instruction book for life. But reading that instruction book and carrying out its directives are controlled by the epigenome, which attaches chemical markers to DNA to activate or silence genes. For the first time, researchers at...
18-Feb-2015 1:05 PM EST
A new study has shown in mice that the DNA of bacteria that live in the body can pass a trait to offspring in a way similar to the parents’ own DNA. The research is reported by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
13-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST
Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition — a condition suffered by an estimated 35 million children worldwide — experience a disturbingly high rate of relapse and even death in the year following treatment and recovery.
10-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST
Yasutaka Furukawa, PhD, has been awarded a prestigious five-year $487,821 Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation to establish a computational framework for structured indoor 3-D modeling.
10-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST
Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch? What’s really happening in our brains as we immerse ourselves in the lives being acted out on screen? These are the questions that Washington University in...
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Measles Not Only Serious Disease We’re Failing to Vaccinate Against; HPV Vaccine Raises Similar Concerns
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Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack Feeds on Centuries-Old Tensions; May Strengthen Far Right, Says Islamic Culture Expert
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