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Zhang Receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

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Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, will study synthetic biology with a prestigious five-year, $605,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.
16-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Hepatitis C Ruled Out as Cause of Mental Impairment in HIV Patients

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Secondary infection with the hepatitis C virus does not contribute to the mental impairments seen in many long-term survivors of HIV infection, a new study reveals.
11-Dec-2014 1:45 PM EST

Laughing Gas Studied as Depression Treatment

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is...
9-Dec-2014 11:30 AM EST

Genetic Errors Linked to Aging Underlie Leukemia That Develops After Cancer Treatment

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New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis challenges the view that cancer treatment in itself is a direct cause of a fatal form of leukemia that can develop several years after chemotherapy or radiation.
5-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Genetic Errors Linked to More ALS Cases Than Scientists Had Thought

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Genetic mutations may cause more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists previously had realized, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
5-Dec-2014 12:45 PM EST

World’s Fastest 2-D Camera May Enable New Scientific Discoveries

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A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lihong Wang, PhD, has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a device that can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second.
1-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Most American Presidents Destined to Fade From Nation’s Memory, Study Suggests

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American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, suggests a study on presidential name...
1-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

The Human Eye Can See ‘Invisible’ Infrared Light

Science textbooks say we can’t see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are longer than the light waves in the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers has found that under certain conditions, the...
1-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

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