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Gut Bacteria In Preemies May Depend More On Gestational Age

Gut Bacteria In Preemies May Depend More On Gestational Age Than Environmental Factors

By Elizabethe Holland Durando, Washington University School of Medicine Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria. Their guts then quickly become colonized by microbes — good and bad — as they...

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2014-08-04 08:29:04

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease. OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and...

2014-07-24 16:33:11

Washington University now accepting applications for new online MLS degree, the latest addition to @WashULaw ST. LOUIS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, in partnership with 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) today announced the launch of a new, fully online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree. 2U is a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education. The...

2014-07-16 16:25:33

@WashULaw Hosts Inaugural Immersion for Students ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law recently welcomed students enrolled in its online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law program to their first immersion. The online program, @WashULaw, offers immersions that give students the chance to gain real-world experience as well as network in person with classmates and faculty. Students spent two weeks exploring the legal centers of St. Louis,...

2014-07-02 23:01:18

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals and heart and vascular centers, was recently honored with two prestigious awards: the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NDCR ACTION Registry®–Get With the Guidelines™ (GWTG) Platinum Performance Achievement Award and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2014 Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Barnes-Jewish Hospital, consistently ranked as...

2014-05-22 13:17:37

Indiana University School of Medicine A group of 11 genes can successfully predict whether an individual is at increased risk of alcoholism, a research team from the United States and Germany reported Tuesday. "This powerful panel of just 11 genes successfully identified who has problems with alcohol abuse and who does not in tests in three patient populations on two continents, in two ethnicities and in both genders," said Alexander B. Niculescu III, M.D., Ph.D., principal...

2014-05-14 08:37:47

The first cohort will begin classes in September 2014 ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law today announced a new partnership with renowned Mexican graduate school, EGAP Government and Public Policy of Tec de Monterrey, to offer a dual Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law and Transnational Law & Business. 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), an online learning platform and technology-enabled services company, will support the dual LL.M. "With...

2014-05-02 23:08:56

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Digestive Disease Week in Chicago; Teen Investigating How Fucose Affects the Permeability of Gut Mucosa Cells Against Bacteria Hunting Valley, OH (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 University School junior William Xin has learned a lot about the value of patience when it comes to working in a medical research lab. “Lab work requires quite a bit of repetitive work to get enough data for...

2014-03-31 23:37:50

Students shave their heads to raise over $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation. University School is one of Cleveland's top teams to generate funds for childhood cancer research. Shaker Heights, Ohio (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Some 118 students, six teachers and one parent at University School's Shaker Heights Campus recently shaved their heads to raise an unprecedented $100,000 for childhood cancer research. Headmaster Steve Murray parted with his beloved mustache, which...

2014-03-26 11:18:13

The problems people with autism have with memory formation, higher-level thinking and social interactions may be partially attributable to the activity of receptors inside brain cells, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have learned. Scientists were already aware that the type of receptor in question was a potential contributor to these problems – when located on the surfaces of brain cells. Until now, though, the role of the same type of receptor...

2014-03-06 13:14:57

Three promising biomarkers being studied to detect Alzheimer's disease in its early stages appear to undergo a surprising shift as patients develop symptoms of dementia, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. Scientists use the biomarkers to assess brain changes linked to the disease in research volunteers. The levels of markers of neuronal injury increase in the spinal fluid for a decade or more before the onset of dementia, but in a new twist, the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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