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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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