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Latest Washington University School of Medicine Stories

Preemies' Gut Bacteria May Depend More On Gestational Age Than Environmental Factors
2014-08-13 03:08:27

Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria.

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

Researchers Decoded Genome Of Blood-sucking Worm That Infects World's Poor
2014-01-20 08:38:49

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have decoded the genome of the hookworm, Necator americanus, finding clues to how it infects and survives in humans and to aid in development of new therapies to combat hookworm disease.

2013-12-24 13:28:00

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and make its way to the right cells.

2013-12-19 23:02:05

A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate radiation treatment from the world’s first proton system of its kind.

Clue To Regrowing Nerve Cells Identified
2013-11-07 12:54:44

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a chain reaction that triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches, a discovery that one day may help improve treatments for nerve injuries that can cause loss of sensation or paralysis.

2013-10-28 11:37:53

The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting.

Mechanisms In Chronic Itching Unraveled
2013-10-15 12:32:39

Anyone who has suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching knows that not all itching is the same. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains why.

2013-08-29 10:04:04

Here's a sobering fact for millions of young women heading back to school: The more alcohol they drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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