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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


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


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


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


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


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

26-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST


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


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


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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