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Wash U researchers shine light on amyloid architecture

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis use microscopy to chart amyloid beta’s underlying structure and yield insight into neurodegenerative disease
19-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Risk of long COVID declined over course of pandemic

The risk of long COVID has declined over the course of the pandemic, although it remains a persistent threat. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identified vaccination as a primary factor in reducing the risk of...
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Psilocybin generates psychedelic experience by disrupting brain network

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, destabilizes a critical network of brain areas involved in introspective thinking. The findings provide a...
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Brain inflammation triggers muscle weakness after infections

Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how brain inflammation triggers extreme muscle weakness across several diseases, including viral infection, bacterial infection and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, in...
9-Jul-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists find new way global air churn makes particles

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new mechanism by which particles are formed around the globe.
12-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Racial disparities in dementia determined by social factors

A study conducted in four Latin American countries by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that racial disparities in brain health are due to social factors, with genetic ancestry playing no role.
11-Jul-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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XL-Calibur telescope launched to study black holes

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis have launched a balloon-borne telescope to unlock the secrets of astrophysical black holes and neutron stars, some of the most extreme objects in the universe. The device known as XL-Calibur was...
9-Jul-2024 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Archaeologists report earliest evidence for plant farming in east Africa

A trove of ancient plant remains excavated in Kenya helps explain the history of plant farming in equatorial eastern Africa, a region long thought to be important for early farming but where scant evidence from actual physical crops has been...
9-Jul-2024 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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WashU Expert: VC bust? Time to return to fundamentals in 2024

After years of record investments and outsized returns fueled by ultralow interest rates, 3,200 U.S. private venture-backed companies — mostly tech startups — went out of business last year. Doug Villhard at Washington University in St. Louis'...
16-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST

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