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Heart’s Inner Mechanisms to Be Studied with NIH Grant


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

Investigational Drug Can Reduce Asthma Flareups

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

Epigenome Orchestrates Embryonic Development


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

Legislative Decision-Making Can Be Influenced by Testimony


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

Scientists Unveil Map of Human Epigenomes in Effort to Fight Disease


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

Mothers Can Pass Traits to Offspring Through Bacteria’s DNA


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

New Approach to Childhood Malnutrition May Reduce Relapses, Deaths


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. But without...
10-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST

3-D Indoor Maps Goal of Furukawa’s Research with CAREER Award


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

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‘Flicker: Your Brain on Movies’

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...
19-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Can Neuroscience Make Movies Worthy of the #Oscars?

19-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Measles Not Only Serious Disease We’re Failing to Vaccinate Against; HPV Vaccine Raises Similar Concerns


12-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Don't Blame De Blasio for Aggressive Storm Response, Says Political Expert

27-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Wash U Experts: Obama Child and Sick Leave Directive More Inclusive for Low-Income Families


16-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Wash U Expert: Commitment to Free Speech Doesn’t Justify Lashing Out at Innocents


13-Jan-2015 3:20 PM EST

Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack Feeds on Centuries-Old Tensions; May Strengthen Far Right, Says Islamic Culture Expert


8-Jan-2015 7:00 PM EST

Wash U Expert: Meningitis Outbreak Arrests Renew Focus on Drug Manufacturer Safety


19-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

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