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Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
20-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Map Provides Detailed Picture of How the Brain Is Organized

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A detailed new map by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis lays out the landscape of the human cerebral cortex. The map will accelerate progress in the study of brain diseases, as well as help to elucidate what makes...
18-Jul-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential New Target Identified for Treating Itch

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may...
19-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cells Engineered to Grow Cartilage, Fight Inflammation

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a...
15-Jul-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Error That Increases Risk of Aortic Rupture Identified

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A study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a genetic error that weakens the aorta, placing patients with this and similar errors at high risk of aortic aneurysms and ruptures. The findings will help diagnose,...
13-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ability to Turn Off Genes in Brain Crucial for Learning, Memory

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Every time you move around, you are turning on genes in your brain. A study in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that if such genes get stuck in the “on” position, the consequences can include faulty brain...
10-Jul-2016 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Measuring damage to brain networks may aid stroke treatment, predict recovery

Understanding the networks of connections between brain regions and how they are changed by a stroke is crucial to understanding how stroke patients heal, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
8-Jul-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune-Based Therapy in Mice Shows Promise Against Pancreatic Cancer

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While immune therapy has proven effective in treating certain types of cancer, especially lung cancer and melanoma, tumors of the pancreas remain among the most difficult to treat and, so far, are impervious to immune-based therapies. Now, a new...
30-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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