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Gene Could Helps Scientists Understand Genetic Deafness
2012-01-04 14:17:59

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine report they have found new clues that may help scientists understand the genetic causes of deafness.

2011-09-19 05:23:23

What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else?

2011-08-18 14:35:40

Anesthesiology researchers have shown that a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk that patients will recall their surgery does not lower the risk of the problem, known as intraoperative awareness, any more than a less expensive method.

2011-06-01 11:06:00

ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Baptist Medical Center today opened a new Arrhythmia Center, within its regionally acclaimed Heart Center, to meet the needs of an increasing population of patients suffering from abnormal heart rhythms.

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2011-04-03 06:30:00

Scientists have sequenced the whole genome of tumors from 50 breast cancer patients and compared them to the matched DNA of the same patients’ healthy cells.

2011-03-04 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that BJC Healthcare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) are using IBM business analytics software to quickly extract key data from more than 50 million documents in medical records, speeding up research to ultimately provide better care for patients worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) BJC Healthcare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the...

2011-02-24 07:10:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 25th anniversary presentation of the MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) was held today honoring two noted researchers, Randy L.

2011-01-13 17:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 17th annual Academy of Science-St. Louis Awards dinner, honoring top scientists and engineers from the St. Louis region, will be held in St. Louis, Missouri April 13, 2011. The Peter H. Raven Lifetime Award recipient is Marcus E.

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2010-12-31 12:17:13

Consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer.

2010-12-03 22:43:28

Personalized medicine centers on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.