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In Very Ill, Probiotics Don’t Prevent ‘Superbugs’ From Settling in Intestinal Tract ​


Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal tract, according to new research at...
27-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life


A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements became apparent as little as one month after quitting...
24-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children​

Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
25-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Relapse, Poor Survival in Leukemia Linked to Genetic Mutations That Persist in Remission


For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy – are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival. Using...
21-Aug-2015 4:30 PM EDT

Bacterial Infection Makes Farmers Out of Amoebae


A bacterial infection turns non-farming social amoebae into farmers Washington University evolutionary biologists report in the August 24 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
22-Aug-2015 3:00 PM EDT

$7 Million Grant Aids Efforts to Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at eliminating river blindness and elephantiasis, two neglected tropical diseases that annually...
13-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Newly Discovered Brain Network Recognizes What’s New, What’s Familiar


New research from Washington University in St. Louis has identified a novel learning and memory brain network that processes incoming information based on whether it’s something we’ve experienced previously or is deemed to be altogether new and...
12-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

New Clues Found to Vision Loss in Macular Degeneration​​​

Scientists have identified a pathway that leads to the formation of atypical blood vessels that can cause blindness in people with age-related macular degeneration. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, sheds light...
11-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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WashU Expert: NLRB decision reflects evolving labor market


28-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Law Experts Available to Comment on Ferguson Municipal Court Reform Decision

25-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Municipal Court Reform a Year After Ferguson

Following the death of Michael Brown a year ago this August, one of the key issues to emerge was a critical examination of the municipal court system in the individual communities that make up St. Louis County. Many of the courts were accused of...
7-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

WashU Expert: Picking Up the Phone to Improve Mental Health in Seniors


A new study in JAMA Psychiatry shows that therapy provided via telephone for older adults in rural areas is effective in treating anxiety disorder. In an accompanying editorial, Eric J. Lenze, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St....
4-Aug-2015 7:00 PM EDT

WashU Expert: DOJ report on St. Louis County Family Court raises new concerns about discrimination


31-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Poverty’s Most Insidious Damage Is to a Child’s Brain


A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain. In an accompanying editorial, child psychiatrist Joan L. Luby, MD, at Washington University...
17-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

WashU Experts: Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision Justified

26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Noted WashU health economist available for comment on today's SCOTUS ACA decision


25-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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