Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is one of the world’s oldest and most widely used anesthetics, but concerns that it raises the risk of a heart attack during surgery or soon afterward are unfounded, according to a new study from researchers at...
6/18/2013 8:00 AM EDT
States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens.Washington University researchers discovered that states with more restrictive limits on teens purchasing tobacco also have lower...
6/13/2013 1:30 PM EDT
Scientists have measured a significant and potentially pivotal difference between the brains of patients with an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease and healthy family members who do not carry a mutation for the disease.
6/11/2013 6:10 PM EDT
Missouri has been held out as a model for juvenile corrections programs, but the court system that puts young people into these programs is in crisis, finds a recent report by the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). “Many young people in...
6/10/2013 12:00 PM EDT
Cancer cells’ appetite for sugar may have serious consequences for immune cell function, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have learned.
6/4/2013 7:00 AM EDT
Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools, African-American adolescents of all socioeconomic backgrounds continue to face instances of racial discrimination in the classroom. A new study sheds light on...
6/6/2013 11:50 AM EDT
Employees looking to move up within their organization should get on board with the goals and values of their employer, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
6/5/2013 1:00 PM EDT
For many older adults, the aging process seems to go hand-in-hand with an annoying increase in clumsiness. New research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests some of these reaching-and-grasping difficulties may be caused by changes in the...
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In the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics decision, the Supreme Court unanimously held that naturally occurring DNA sequences are “products of nature” and therefore cannot be patented.
6/13/2013 1:15 PM EDT
WUSTL Engineer Works to Strengthen Infrastructure to Prevent Incidents Like Recent Wa Bridge Collapse
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The Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion in Bowman v. Monsanto holds that farmers who lawfully obtain Monsanto’s patented, genetically modified soybeans do not have a right to plant those soybeans and grow a new crop of soybeans without...
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