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Nanotherapy Effective in Mice with Multiple Myeloma


Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have designed a nanoparticle-based therapy that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow. Targeted specifically to the...
20-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Antiviral Compound May Protect Brain From Pathogens, West Nile Virus Study Shows

Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that interferon-lambda tightens...
15-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

We’re Happy and We Know It, and Now the Research Shows It


​If you have a spring in your step and a smile on your face, you’re in good company. Americans are generally a pretty happy bunch, according to a new study that aims to further our collective understanding of happiness and its root causes.
14-May-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Diabetes Drug May Reduce Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients

A diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lower blood sugar in patients with HIV. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation...
14-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Device Developed at WashU May Allow Sensations in Prosthetic Hands


A team of engineers and researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is working to allow those with upper limb prosthetics to feel hot and cold and the sense of touch through their prosthetic hands.
13-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

New Insight Into Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Lead to Better Treatments


A newly discovered link between bacteria and immune cells sheds light on inflammatory bowel disease, an autoimmune condition that affects 1.6 million people in the United States, report researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St....
13-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Linked to Eating Disorders


Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The...
12-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Massively Parallel Biology Students


The list of authors for an article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome, published online May 11 by the journal G3, includes 940 undergraduates from 63 institutions. It is the result of an effort, coordinated through Washington...
11-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert Available to Discuss Proven Benefits of Free Contraception, Effectiveness of IUDs and Implants

12-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Jenner Letting Go of ‘Pressures to Conform’ as He Considers Gender Transition


24-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

WashU’s Grinstein-Weiss Alerts U.S. Senators to ‘Golden Moments’ for Retirement Savings


Appearing March 12 before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, associate director of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis, urged U.S. senators to create long-term...
13-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

‘Flicker: Your Brain on Movies’

Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch? What’s really happening in our brains as we immerse ourselves in the lives being acted out on screen? These are the questions that Washington University in...
19-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Can Neuroscience Make Movies Worthy of the #Oscars?

19-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Measles Not Only Serious Disease We’re Failing to Vaccinate Against; HPV Vaccine Raises Similar Concerns


12-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Don't Blame De Blasio for Aggressive Storm Response, Says Political Expert

27-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Wash U Experts: Obama Child and Sick Leave Directive More Inclusive for Low-Income Families


16-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

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