Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Unlike other techniques that turn one cell type into another,...
20-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT
At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
17-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have shown a new way to reverse or eliminate loss by, ironically, adding loss to a laser system to actually reap energy gains.
15-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Academic, Corporate and Policy Leaders Gather in STL to Sharpen Role of Research Universities in Addressing Global Challenges
Our 21st-century world faces seemingly insurmountable problems. It is a challenge simply to understand the breadth of the issues, let alone find sustainable and adoptable solutions. History has shown that no single entity, or even country, can do...
15-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Pharmaceutical companies have largely abandoned the business of discovering and developing antibiotics and our stock of these “miracle drugs” is beginning to shrink. Michael Kinch and his colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis are...
9-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT
Wash. U. Center for Social Development Receives $1 Million Treasury Grant for Retirement Savings Research
The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded a $1.08 million research contract to the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School. One of 11 contracts awarded nationally under the Financial Empowerment...
9-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer.
9-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Supreme Procrastination: Why the Nation’s Highest Court Puts Off Big Decisions Until the Last Moment
As the Supreme Court of the United States begins its fall 2014 session this month, it Several “blockbuster” cases — including freedom of speech, religious freedoms in prison, pregnancy discrimination and a possible decision on gay marriage —...
2-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Recent Ebola Events Illustrate Need for Restrictive Quarantine Measures, Individual Responsibility, Wash. U. Expert Says
16-Oct-2014 5:25 PM EDT
'The Process by Which Drugs Are Discovered and Developed Will Be Fundamentally Different in the Future'
Over the past several decades, Michael Kinch of Washington University in St. Louis says, the pharmaceutical industry has managed to dismantle itself. “It’s done a really efficient job of it,” he said. In a provocative series of articles and...
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
24-Sep-2014 12:35 PM EDT
Former Immigration Agency Chief Counsel Available for Comment on Impending Obama Immigration Reform Announcement
19-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Washington University in St. Louis Experts Available to Comment on Ongoing Situation in Ferguson, MO
15-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
7-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT
1-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT
#WUSTL Constitutional Law Expert Magarian Available to Comment on Congressional Effort to Amend #Controlledsubstancesact
29-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT