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2009-07-17 09:08:00

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shed new light on a process that fixes breaks in the genetic material of the body's cells.

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2009-07-08 10:37:10

Studying brain science in the 21st century requires crossing traditional boundaries, and with that comes the need for an interdisciplinary approach.

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2009-07-02 13:35:00

An international collaboration of 390 scientists reports the discovery of an outburst of very-high-energy (VHE) gamma radiation from the giant radio galaxy Messier 87 (M 87), accompanied by a strong rise of the radio flux measured from the direct vicinity of its super-massive black hole.

2009-06-29 14:24:31

Pig heart valves used to replace defective aortic valves in human patients failed much earlier and more often than expected, says a report from cardiac surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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2009-05-16 09:45:00

Of the 92 naturally occurring elements, add another to the list of those that are superconductors.

2009-05-14 13:53:04

Material scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a technique for a bimetallic fuel cell catalyst that is efficient, robust and two to five times more effective than commercial catalysts.

2009-05-12 09:17:33

Drug combination could lower risk of fracture by 30 to 50 percent in women, according to Saint Louis University research.

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2009-04-08 10:10:00

Rigorous new research from Washington University in St Louis shows significant gains from a national service program that trains experienced Americans to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.

2009-04-03 11:13:22

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have figured out the orientation of a protein in the antenna complex to its neighboring membrane in a photosynthetic bacterium, a key find in the process of energy transfer in photosynthesis.

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2009-03-31 08:29:35

Putting a new spin on an old technique, Anne M Hofmeister, PhD, research professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St Louis, has revolutionized scientists' understanding of heat transport in the Earth's crust, the outermost solid shell of our planet.


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