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High-Tech Method Allows Rapid Imaging of Functions in Living Brain

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Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his team at Washington University in St. Louis were able to see blood flow and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before.
30-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Big Data Allows Computer Engineers to Find Genetic Clues in Humans

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Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases.
26-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

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Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
25-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Manganese Speeds Up Honey Bees

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The industrial metal manganese, once scarce, is now ubiquitous in our environment. New work suggests that it addles honey bees, which often act as sentinel species for environmental contaminants, even at levels considered safe for humans.
17-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Legal Scholar: Father’s Rights Movement Led to Reform in Family Law

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Much has been written about the history of the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 20th century, but little is known about how heterosexual men navigated dramatic changes in the legal regulation of families in the 1980s. In a new...
24-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?

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The outcome of a duel between mathematical models supports the reigning theory of the genetics of altruism. Called inclusive fitness, it says altruism is competitive if it benefits relatives carrying the same gene as the selfless individual....
16-Mar-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Vitamin D Prevents Diabetes and Clogged Arteries in Mice

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and both disorders are rooted in chronic inflammation. Now, studying mice that lack the ability to process vitamin D in immune cells involved in inflammation, Washington University...
19-Mar-2015 11:30 AM EDT

Kidney Cancer Detected Early with Urine Test

If kidney cancer is diagnosed early — before it spreads beyond the kidney — 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease’s greatest challenges. Now, Washington University School of Medicine have...
18-Mar-2015 4:30 PM EDT

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

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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

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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

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16-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Wash U Expert: Commitment to Free Speech Doesn’t Justify Lashing Out at Innocents

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13-Jan-2015 3:20 PM EST

Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack Feeds on Centuries-Old Tensions; May Strengthen Far Right, Says Islamic Culture Expert

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8-Jan-2015 7:00 PM EST

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