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Using Bacteria to Create a Water Filter That Kills Bacteria

Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly — and could provide clean water for those in need.
18-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Purple Reigns

Purple rice is a whole grain with high levels of antioxidants -- and high levels of genetic diversity, thanks to traditional farming practices, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
18-Jan-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Gene therapy blocks peripheral nerve damage in mice

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a gene therapy that blocks axonal degeneration, preventing axon destruction in mice and suggesting a therapeutic strategy that could help prevent the loss of...
17-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the...
16-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Novel Imaging Technology May Help Reduce Biopsies for Breast Tumors

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis plan to use a new imaging technique to get a better look at breast tumors and reduce unnecessary biopsies.
16-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New strategy may curtail spread of antibiotic resistance

In studying a bacterium that causes disease in hospitalized people, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have figured out a key step in the transmission of antibiotic resistance from one bacterium to another. Their...
9-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Fast Fashion Hurts Environment, Workers, Society

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From...
9-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Decreased deep sleep linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis think they know why. They found that older people who have less slow-wave sleep – the deep sleep you need to consolidate...
6-Jan-2019 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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WashU Expert: Wisconsin move to limit power of incoming governor signal of new norm

6-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

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Expert's research shows we've been underestimating soot's effect on global warming

26-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Who were the Pilgrims? Expert discusses Pilgrims, Puritans and the theology of sympathy.

19-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Trump’s New NAFTA Won’t Lower Domestic Drug Prices

4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Threatening the International Criminal Court could further isolate the U.S.

11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Marketing Causes Inequality, New Book Suggests

The dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has largely been caused by advances in marketing, says a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.“Marketers have become better at creating and exploiting market distortions in legal...
31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: Transgender Candidate’s Gubernatorial Nomination Opportunity to Learn

15-Aug-2018 3:35 PM EDT

WashU Expert: SCOTUS strikes down clothing ban over ‘imprecise’ wording

15-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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