Washington University in St. Louis

The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network expands

News Release<p>Monday, September 24, 2018<p>Five new clinical sites, a new metabolomics core, and increased model organism capabilities among …

Medicine

Poverty, Perseverance and a PhD

Teresa Williams grew up in a low-income neighborhood in East St. Louis, IL. Her mom worked as a nurse’s aide, and Teresa aspired to be a doctor. Her …

Washington University

Drowning in the Fountain of Youth

Two companies are convinced they’ve hit the anti-aging jackpot—and you can already buy their products online. ChromaDex and Elysium Health both sell …

Selling

Why it doesn't get dark each time you blink: Scientists find a region of the brain that provides a picture of our surroundings even while our eyes are briefly closed

Scientists may have finally solved a long-standing mystery over why it doesn't get dark when we blink.<p>Humans blink around once every five seconds to …

Health (UK)

Busy Philipps, Sophia Bush, more call on Ivanka Trump to support Brett Kavanaugh accuser

Celebrities including <b>Busy Philipps</b>, <b>Sophia Bush</b> and <b>Chelsea Handler</b> have taken to social media to ask Ivanka Trump to support <b>Christine Blasey Ford</b>, who has accused Supreme Court nominee <b>Brett Kavanaugh</b> of sexual assault.<p>Using the hashtag #DearIvanka stars including <b>Alyssa Milano</b>, <b>Debra Messing</b> and</b> …

Donald Trump

People are still ‘grossed out’ by GM food

A new paper looks into how ideas about “naturalness” play into opinions about genetically engineered food.<p>“It’s an overview of where we are,” says …

Washington University

More federal money to states means fewer infant deaths

Increases in federal transfers—the amount of money that the federal government sends to states to improve the well-being of citizens—are strongly …

Health

This Is the Best College in Every State

How does your school stack up?<p>There are plenty of factors to weigh when researching your potential list of colleges: Cost. Graduation rates. Academic …

College & University

The 10 Best College Campuses Across America

Washington University in St. Louis must be a pretty nice place to go to school.<p>The university was recently ranked as having the second-best college …

College & University

Glenbrook South soccer players keep their heads in the game

Glenbrook South boys soccer coach Reggie Lara said his team has improved significantly since last season, and he said his team’s collective soccer IQ is a big part of the reason why.<p>Lara said he prepares his Titans the same way he approached the game when he played for Illinois Wesleyan.<p>“Soccer is …

Washington University

9 Healthy Snacks That Prevent Overeating

Some experts say the whole concept of “healthy snacking” is an oxymoron. The human body, they argue, wasn’t built to accommodate the average …

Diets

Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA<p>Rita Parai<p>Department of Earth and Planetary …

University of California

Senior housing may keep older adults out of hospital

People who live in senior housing communities are less likely to face high levels of hospitalization over time, a new study shows.<p>“Our findings …

Health

New Book: Vaccines Have Always Had Haters

Vaccinations have saved millions, maybe billions, of lives, says Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor and director of the Center for Research Innovation in Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Those routine shots every child is expected to get can fill parents with hope that they're …

Culture

Why Would Women Remain in a Religion That Condemns Gender Equality?

<b>Julie Zauzmer</b> asks a timely question in the <i>Washington Post</i>: What attracts women to a religion that says only men can be in charge?<p>This is the …

Washington University

Scientists used Zika to kill aggressive brain cancer cells in mice

If it works in humans, it could help eliminate one of the deadliest forms of cancer.<p>Fears of Zika have plummeted in the last year. New cases of the disease that plagued the Americas for nearly two years and infected hundreds of thousands of people are incredibly rare these days. Still, that doesn’t …

Immune System

What draws women to a religion that says men should be in charge?

NEW ORLEANS — Growing up in rural Mississippi, Gracie Robinson decided early on that she would never get married.<p>In her Baptist church, she heard the preaching: The Bible orders women to be submissive to their husbands. Robinson didn’t want to be submissive.<p>This summer, 26 and unmarried and …

Southern Baptist

Trump Rallies GOP as Kavanaugh Charges Resonate in Senate Races

President Donald Trump is taking his campaign to maintain Republican control of the Senate to a pair of states where the sexual assault allegation …

Las Vegas

As States Try To Rein In Drug Spending, Feds Slap Down One Bold Medicaid Move

States serve as “laboratories of democracy,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said. And states are also labs for health policy, …

Health

16 colleges with the best dorms in the US

College dorms are notorious for their cramped quarters, mildew-ridden bathrooms, and inexplicable carpet stains. For most of us, they're a necessary evil— it's hard to fathom a dormitory life that is anything resembling posh. Still, for some lucky college students, their digs look more akin to a …

Washington University

Human Skeletal Stem Cell Found

Researchers recovered the cells that give rise to bone and cartilage from fetal and adult bone marrow and also derived them from induced pluripotent …

Stem Cells

A Fork in the Road for the Kavanaugh Nomination

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can</i> <i>sign up here</i> <i>to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p><b>First, Brett Kavanaugh:</b> Senate Republicans are clearly operating in bad faith, as a Times editorial explains. They show little sign of wanting to get at the truth of what did or didn’t …

Opinion

Bending Borders | riverrun Global Film Series: Mexican Cinema and Culture

These days, discussions involving borders often times revolve around the building of walls. Coming up in October, the riverrun Global Film Series …

Buffalo

Highlighted Research in Neurological Cancers and Disorders Revealed at World Molecular Imaging Congress 2018

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Jonathan T.C. Liu, PhD, University of Washington, was recognized as the presenter of a top abstract for his work focused on two major clinical applications: oral cancer detection and neurosurgical guidance.<p>"The purpose of this project has …

Imaging

Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?

A new model system offers clues<p>SAN FRANCISCO, CA--September 18, 2018-- About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic …

UC Berkeley

Noonlight’s updated app calls emergency services when you suffer a car crash

Of this there can be no doubt: Driving is dangerous. Every year, more than 1.25 million people are killed in automobile accidents on public roads, with as many as 50 million more suffering nonfatal injuries or incurring a disability. And in the U.S., car crashes are the leading cause of …

Business

The black man who survived education

<i>Part of a year-long series, presented by The American and the Brown School at Washington University, on changing the narratives and outcomes of young</i> …

HBCUs

Stanford team will participate in NIH-funded study of tobacco policies

Scientists at Stanford and two other universities have received a five-year, $11.6 million grant to conduct research on policies related to tobacco …

Medicine

Launching a career in the electrical & communications industry

When you think about our dependence on technology in the digital age — data centers, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, energy conservation and …

St. Louis

Founder of St. Louis nonprofit shot in apparent carjack attempt

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> A man who founded a nonprofit that brings pianos to families who might not otherwise be able to afford them was shot early Tuesday in an …

St. Louis