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How Team Sports Change a Child's Brain

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team...
21-Mar-2019 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay

A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, according to a new study.
19-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Performance-based pay linked to employee mental-health problems, study shows

In the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Aarhus University in Denmark discovered once a company switches to a pay-for-performance...
20-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Are There Zika Reservoirs in the Americas?

Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans. Transmission, however, is a two-way street. These zoonotic diseases can also jump from humans to other animals. Even if a disease is...
19-Mar-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Engineering Treatments for the Opioid Epidemic

A biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a therapeutic option that would prevent opiates from crossing the blood-brain barrier, preventing the high abusers seek.
14-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Blunting pain’s emotional component

Pain researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in rodents that they can block receptors on brain cells that are responsible for the negative emotions associated with pain, such as sadness, depression and...
12-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Potential New Therapy for Crohn’s, Colitis Identified

researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a compound that may treat IBD without directly targeting inflammation. The compound tamps down the activity of a gene linked to blood clotting. They discovered that the...
4-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stock Analysts Accentuate the Negative So Firms Can Achieve More Positives, Study Finds

A new study, involving two Washington University in St. Louis faculty at Olin Business School, finds that analysts disseminate earnings news by revising share-price targets or stating they expect firms to beat earnings estimates, often tempering...
28-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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