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One Route to Malaria Drug Resistance Found

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Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also is relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial...
23-Jul-2014 5:50 PM EDT

Strategy Proposed for Preventing Diseases of Aging

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend...
23-Jul-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Scientists Find New Clues to Brain’s Wiring

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or synapses, allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the...
18-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Find Way to Trap, Kill Malaria Parasite

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Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report July 16 in Nature.
15-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Smoking May Contribute to Suicide Risk

Cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who don’t smoke, a relationship that has been attributed to the fact that numerous people with psychiatric disorders, who have higher suicide rates, also tend to smoke. But a new...
15-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Study Looks at How Twitter Can Be Used to Address Specific Health Issues

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A new study, led by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, examined the use of the hashtag #childhoodobesity in tweets to track Twitter conversations about the issue of overweight kids.
10-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Lung Cancer Study Hints at New Treatments

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Studying the most common type of lung cancer, researchers have uncovered mutations in a cell-signaling pathway that plays a role in forming tumors. The new knowledge may expand treatments for patients because drugs targeting some of these genetic...
8-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Federal Regulatory Spending Rises Most at Agencies Funded by Industry Fees

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While tight budgets are constraining regulatory spending at many federal agencies, those that garner funding from industry fees are using these revenue streams to fund substantial increases in regulatory programs and staffing, according to an annual...
9-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision Will Have Far-Reaching Effects, Unintended Consequences

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Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case is the corporate equivalent of the road to Damascus, says Elizabeth Sepper, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. "Many more corporations will find religion to opt...
30-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

WUSTL Experts Available to Discuss SCOTUS Abortion Protest and Contraception Mandate Decisions

25-Jun-2014 12:00 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss SCOTUS McCullen v Coakley Abortion Protest Decision

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11-Jun-2014 4:55 PM EDT

First Amendment Expert on SCOTUS Legislative Prayer Ruling

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5-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

More Questions Than Answers as Mystery of Domestication Deepens

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A recent interdisciplinary conference that led to the publication of a special issue of PNAS on domestication raised more questions than it answered. Washington University in St. Louis scientists Fiona Marshall and Ken Olsen, who participated in the...
18-Apr-2014 5:00 PM EDT

SCOTUS Decision Dooms Campaign Finance Regulation as We Know It​​

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in the McCutcheon v. FEC decision, removed the cap on the number and amount of donations a person can give during political campaigns. Gregory Magarian, JD, election law expert and professor of law at Washington University in...
3-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

In Search of the American Dream

Is the American Dream slipping away? Maybe, says Mark R. Rank, PhD, one of the country’s foremost experts on inequality and social justice. “More than at any time in our past,” Rank says, “there are serious questions regarding the American...
1-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Contraception Mandate Challenge Tues.: Health Law Expert, #SCOTUS Brief Author Available

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24-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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