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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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2009-03-18 09:15:45

Working with undergraduate and graduate students, Ramesh K. Agarwal, Ph.D, the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has successfully demonstrated that the drag of airplane wings and cars/trucks can be reduced by employing the active flow control (AFC) technology.

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2009-02-24 09:32:07

The rotating black hole has been described as one of nature's most perfect objects.

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2009-02-11 14:40:38

Building on plant virus research started more than 20 years ago, a biologist at Washington University in St Louis and his colleague at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St Louis have discovered a technology that reduces infection by the virus that causes Rice Tungro Disease, a serious limiting factor for rice production in Asia.

2009-02-10 12:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David G. Mutch, MD, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Ira and Judith Gall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St.

2009-02-10 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis has licensed MetaCore.

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2009-01-29 13:22:39

A new brain-imaging study is shedding light on what it means to "get lost" in a good book — suggesting that readers create vivid mental simulations of the sounds, sights, tastes and movements described in a textual narrative while simultaneously activating brain regions used to process similar experiences in real life.

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2009-01-14 06:26:40

Information obtained from a new application of photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is worth its weight in gold to breast cancer patients.


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