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Zeroing out their own zap

African fish called mormyrids communicate using pulses of electricity. New research from biologists at Washington University in St. Louis shows that a time-shifted signal in the brain helps the fish to ignore their own pulse. This skill has...
12-Aug-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe disease in mice

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from a replicating virus. This experimental vaccine has proven effective at preventing pneumonia in mice.
11-Aug-2020 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Aging memories may not be ‘worse,’ just ‘different’

“Older adults might be representing events in different ways, and transitions might be picked up differently than, say, a 20-year-old,” said Zachariah Reagh, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences. Reagh...
11-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Storing energy in red bricks

Imagine plugging in to your brick house. Red bricks — some of the world’s cheapest and most familiar building materials — can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery, according to new...
11-Aug-2020 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Immunotherapy-Resistant Cancers Eliminated in Mouse Study

In a mouse study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that an antibody that targets the protein TREM2 empowers tumor-destroying immune cells and improves the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy.
10-Aug-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Social work’s role in the health, well-being of LGBTQ people in China

As China’s government seeks solutions to social problems related to an evolving society, professional social work is increasingly entering new areas, including migrant and aging services, and is poised to take on a larger role in assisting...
6-Aug-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Targeted ultrasound for noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer

Brain tumors are typically diagnosed using MRI imaging, as taking a sample for a tissue biopsy is risky and may not be possible due to tumor location or a patient's health. Researchers are developing a method to diagnose brain tumors without any...
6-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Monkeying around: Study finds older primates father far fewer babies

Infertility is a worldwide clinical problem for human health that affects 8 to 12 percent of couples. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has implications for understanding some age-related aspects of male reproductive health in...
5-Aug-2020 7:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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