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The Right to Privacy in a Big Data World


In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, and probably will, be seen...
24-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

‘Long Tail’ Thinking Can Help Eliminate Health Disparities


“Long tail” thinking in public health might yield greater progress in eliminating health disparities, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
23-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Twitter Can Be Useful Tool for Public Health Organizations — but Must Be Carefully Monitored


Social media marketing strategies present both challenges and opportunities for public health professionals. It’s an effective way of reaching large audiences, but social media can also be used to spread misinformation. That’s the findings of a...
23-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed Directly Into Brain Cells


Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Unlike other techniques that turn one cell type into another,...
20-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Many Older People Have Mutations Linked to Leukemia, Lymphoma in Their Blood Cells


At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
17-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Engineers Find a Way to Win in Laser Performance by Losing


Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have shown a new way to reverse or eliminate loss by, ironically, adding loss to a laser system to actually reap energy gains.
15-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Academic, Corporate and Policy Leaders Gather in STL to Sharpen Role of Research Universities in Addressing Global Challenges


​Our 21st-century world faces seemingly insurmountable problems. It is a challenge simply to understand the breadth of the issues, let alone find sustainable and adoptable solutions. History has shown that no single entity, or even country, can do...
15-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

The Dwindling Stock of Antibiotics, and What to Do About It


Pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned the business of discovering and developing antibiotics and our stock of these “miracle drugs” is beginning to shrink. Michael Kinch and his colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis are...
9-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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