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New Treatment for Marfan Syndrome Shows Promise


An investigational treatment for Marfan syndrome is as effective as the standard therapy at slowing enlargement of the aorta, the large artery of the heart that delivers blood to the body, new research shows. The findings indicate a second treatment...
17-Nov-2014 6:00 PM EST

Telephone Coaches Improve Children’s Asthma Treatment


A novel program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that peer trainers who coach parents over the phone on managing their children’s asthma can sharply reduce the number of days the kids experience symptoms. The...
13-Nov-2014 5:20 PM EST

It’s Not Always the DNA


Scientists have mostly ignored mRNA, the molecule that ferries information from DNA to the cellular machines that make proteins, because these DNA transcripts are ephemeral and soon destroyed. But mRNA can be just as important as DNA scientists at...
12-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Errors in Single Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease


Rare mutations that shut down a single gene are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Broad Institute at...
10-Nov-2014 5:55 PM EST

Picture Emerges of How Kids Get Head Injuries


A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the...
11-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Depression, Overwhelming Guilt in Preschool Years Linked to Brain Changes

A key brain region involved in emotion is smaller in older children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, and predicts risk of later recurrence, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
12-Nov-2014 3:30 PM EST

Hope for Those with Social Anxiety Disorder: You May Already Be Someone’s Best Friend


Making friends is often extremely difficult for people with social anxiety disorder and to make matters worse, people with this disorder tend to assume that the friendships they do have are not of the highest quality. The problem with this...
12-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

‘Re-Assembling Labor’: Unions Could Do Well to Remember Roots of Assembly


While political and judicial rhetoric around unions has softened in recent years, images of the past still haunt today’s labor movement, argue two Washington University in St. Louis researchers. In “Re-Assembling Labor,” published online Nov....
11-Nov-2014 4:55 PM EST

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