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New Gene-Altering Treatment Offered for Certain Blood Cancers


Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the first centers nationwide to offer a new immunotherapy that targets certain blood cancers. Newly approved by the Food and Drug...
19-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Portable 3-D Scanner Assesses Patients with Elephantiasis


An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Health-care workers rely on leg...
16-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti


New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support,...
12-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Gene Poses Both Risk — and Benefits


Scientists drilling down to the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is that in the early stages of the disease, high-risk TREM2 variants can hobble the immune system’s ability to...
6-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moving Toward a Pay-for-Value Model of Prescription Drug Pricing

One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars?One answer may be novel pricing models...
9-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Imaging a Killer

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by mutations in one specific gene called huntingtin (Htt). Now, for the first time, an international team of researchers has uncovered a detailed structural...
9-Oct-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law to accept GRE

As part of continuing efforts to expand access and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a legal education, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law will begin accepting the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to...
3-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Antibiotics Warranted for Kids with Minor Staph Infections


For children with Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections, prescribing antibiotics — in addition to lancing and draining — may reduce the risk of recurrent infections, according to Washington University School of Medicine.
26-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children


5-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT

WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag


16-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is ‘Unfounded’

27-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: K-12 School Policies on African American Hair Are Discriminatory

13-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The...
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Senate Plan Is Biggest Cut Yet to Health Care Safety Net

26-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

WashuU Expert: Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement a Play to His Base

5-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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