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AI Implications: Engineer’s Model Lays Groundwork for Machine-Learning Device


An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.
17-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WashU Study: Birth Defects, Cancer Linked

Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.
15-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WashU Expert: Opioid Emergency Needs Science-Based Solutions

President Donald Trump declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency is an important statement and first step toward admitting a problem, said an expert on opioid addiction at Washington University in St. Louis, while warning that without...
14-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Trial Shows Promise for Deadly Neurological Disorder


Results of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills those afflicted before they reach age 20. The disease, called Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), causes cholesterol to build up in neurons,...
9-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Test Uses Nanotechnology to Quickly Diagnose Zika Virus

Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. Now, Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly...
10-Aug-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crank the AC, Cut in-Car Pollution

For many, the commute to and from work is a lengthy, stressful process. According to the U.S.  Census Bureau, it takes the average American about 26½ minutes to get to work. That’s nearly an hour each day — to work and back — to face traffic...
10-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineers Find Better Way to Detect Nanoparticles


A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has made major strides recently in the study and manipulation of light. The team's most recent discovery of the sensing capability of microresonators could have impacts in the creation of...
9-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Natural Compound Coupled with Specific Gut Microbes May Prevent Severe Flu

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found...
2-Aug-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag


16-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Is ‘Unfounded’

27-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: K-12 School Policies on African American Hair Are Discriminatory

13-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT

New Book Provides Strategies for Smart Decarceration of America’s Prisons

With an era of decarceration of America’s penal system quickly approaching, a Washington University in St. Louis expert and co-editor of a new book offers concrete strategies for ushering in a metamorphosis of the criminal justice system.“The...
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Senate Plan Is Biggest Cut Yet to Health Care Safety Net

26-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

WashuU Expert: Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement a Play to His Base

5-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Liberals Who Celebrate Ruling on N.C. Districts May Not Cheer for Long

26-May-2017 10:45 AM EDT

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