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Children With Ear Deformity May Need Help To Improve School Performance
2013-07-19 09:01:32

Children born with a complete absence of the external ear canal, even if only one ear is affected, are more likely than their peers to struggle in school, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Distinguishing Bacterial From Viral Infections In Children With Fever
2013-07-16 09:17:31

In children with fever but no other symptoms of illness, it is difficult to know whether a child has a viral infection that will resolve on its own or a potentially serious bacterial infection that requires antibiotics.

2013-06-27 23:46:17

The Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2012 Report to the Community was released today in its new digital format.

Altered Gene Linked To Some Autism Behaviors
2013-02-13 09:25:54

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a genetic mutation that may underlie common behaviors seen in some people with autism, such as difficulty communicating and resistance to change.

New Genetic Fingerprint Resides In Your Belly
2012-12-06 12:35:08

Our bodies contain far more microbial genes than human genes. And a new study suggests that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine.

Drugs That Limit Excess Mucus Could Save Lives
2012-11-26 19:53:34

Respiratory conditions that restrict breathing such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common killers worldwide.

2012-06-11 11:50:29

Decoding the DNA of patients with advanced breast cancer has allowed scientists to identify distinct cancer "signatures" that could help predict which women are most likely to benefit from estrogen-lowering therapy, while sparing others from unnecessary treatment.

2012-02-09 10:45:10

DNA sequences from tumor cells can be used to direct the immune system to attack cancer.


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