On March 6, the state of Maine became the first in the United States to make college savings for newborns universal and automatic, putting into practice research pioneered by Michael Sherraden and the Brown School’s Center for Social Development...
3/6/2014 12:00 PM EST
Three promising biomarkers being studied to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages appear to undergo a surprising shift as patients develop symptoms of dementia, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
3/3/2014 6:00 PM EST
Washington University in St Louis chemist Timothy Wencewicz says we’ll stay ahead of antibiotic resistance only if we find drugs with new scaffolds, or core chemical structures. One promising candidate, an antibiotic made by a bacterium than...
3/5/2014 2:00 PM EST
Broadly suppressing the immune system after lung transplantation may inadvertently encourage organ rejection, according to a new study in mice.
2/25/2014 3:00 PM EST
Using an inexpensive 3-D printer, biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and around the world have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac...
2/25/2014 11:00 AM EST
Retrieving organs from brain-dead donors is logistically challenging and time consuming in hospitals. However, a new study shows that moving organ donors from hospitals to a regional stand-alone facility with a designated operating room for...
2/24/2014 2:00 PM EST
A panel of experts, including researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is recommending that depression be added to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking as a cardiac risk factor.
2/24/2014 3:30 PM EST
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an unusual cause of the lysosomal storage disorder called mucolipidosis III, at least in a subset of patients. Unlike most genetic diseases that involve...
2/20/2014 11:00 AM EST
3/7/2014 11:00 AM EST
SCOTUS Preview: First Amendment Expert on Legislative Prayer and the “Mistakes of the Past, Present and Future”
The Supreme Court is expected to rule this spring on whether prayers before town hall meetings violate the First Amendment clause that prohibits the establishment of religion. John Inazu, a First Amendment expert and professor of law at Washington...
2/3/2014 8:00 AM EST
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3.5 out of 12 – That is the score the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave President Obama’s highly anticipated address on NSA spying last week. And while lauding Obama for recognizing the dangers of government surveillance and the importance of...
1/27/2014 3:00 PM EST
“The House leadership’s procedural excuses for blocking a vote on critical immigration reform make little sense,” says Stephen Legomsky, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and the recent Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship...
1/23/2014 4:00 PM EST
Spot-on NSA Ruling Rightfully Questions Effectiveness of Phone Surveillance, Says Privacy Law Expert
12/18/2013 6:00 PM EST
Amazon Drones: Technology Almost There, Insurance and Regulation Still Far Off, Says WUSTL Robotics Expert
12/5/2013 11:00 AM EST
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