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Scientists Find New Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s


Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar.
4-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Partnership with Student Consulting Group Enhances WashU Tech Transfer, Career Training


A student-led strategic consulting firm, The BALSA Group, is expanding the technology transfer capabilities of Washington University in St. Louis while broadening career opportunities for its members. BALSA, which has become a national model for...
4-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

WashU in St. Louis Partners on Innovative Program to Reduce Re-Incarceration Rates


Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been tapped to serve as executive director for the research initiative of a new public, private and academic partnership aimed at lowering...
1-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Building a Memory Palace: World’s Top Memory Athletes to Compete May 2-3

​Recalling long lists of random words, numbers and playing cards will be the challenge this weekend as two dozen of the world’s top memory athletes square off in San Diego for the 2015 Extreme Memory Tournament, an annual competition sponsored...
30-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Light — Not Pain-Killing Drugs — Used to Activate Brain’s Opioid Receptors

Washington University School of Medicine neuroscientists have attached the light-sensing protein rhodopsin to opioid receptor parts to activate the receptor pathways using light from a laser fiber-optic device. They also influenced the behavior of...
29-Apr-2015 5:30 PM EDT

Locusts Provide Insight Into Brain Response to Stimuli, Senses

By training a type of grasshopper to recognize odors, a team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis is learning more about the brain and how it processes information from its senses.
27-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Rare Dune Plants Thrive on Disturbance


A demographic study of two endangered plants at Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco shows that they favor recently disturbed open areas over areas that have established plant cover. The study strengthens the case for removing the...
27-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Discovery May Open Door for Treating Fragile X Carriers


Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder. Researchers have identified a potential target for treatments for these carriers.
24-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Jenner Letting Go of ‘Pressures to Conform’ as He Considers Gender Transition


24-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

WashU’s Grinstein-Weiss Alerts U.S. Senators to ‘Golden Moments’ for Retirement Savings


Appearing March 12 before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, associate director of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, urged U.S. senators to create long-term...
13-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

‘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

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