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Scientists Design Way to Track Steps of Cells’ Development

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another. This cellular...
4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Plant’s Recycling System Important in Sickness and in Health

A plant relies on cellular machinery to recycle materials during times of stress, but that same machinery has a remarkable influence on the plant's metabolism even under healthy growing conditions.
3-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A New Approach to Studying the Flu

Borrowing methods from another field, researchers can now study the ever changing nature if Influenza A.
3-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases

An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington...
30-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Alcohol Dependence, Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Links

An international team of researchers has identified a gene that regulates how quickly the body metabolizes alcohol as a key risk factor for alcohol dependence. The researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and several...
23-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

A major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis.
16-Nov-2018 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia

Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Francisco. Using a new technique for...
19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Law of soot light absorption: Current climate models underestimate warming by black carbon aerosol

Researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science have discovered a new, natural law that sheds light on the fundamental relationship between coated black carbon and light absorption.
19-Nov-2018 12:05 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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