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Targeting immune cells may be potential therapy for Alzheimer’s

A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that microglia drive neurodegeneration in diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, that are linked to tau protein. Targeting microglia may help treat such diseases.
7-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Complex Energies, Quantum Symmetries

In a certain sense, physics is the study of the universe’s symmetries. Physicists strive to understand how systems and symmetries change under various transformations.New research from Washington University in St. Louis realizes one of the first...
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Brain Tunes Itself to Criticality, Maximizing Information Processing

Researchers long wondered how the billions of independent neurons in the brain come together to reliably build a biological machine that easily beats the most advanced computers. All of those tiny interactions appear to be tied to something that...
7-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Collagen fibers encourage cell streaming by balancing individual aggression with collective cooperation

Engineers from the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University have shown that the length of collagen fibers has a roll to play in the ability of normal cells to become invasive.
7-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using World of Warcraft to cut gamer screen time, increase maker revenue: study

World of Warcraft became the centerpiece of research by scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and INSEAD, who found that when a firm changes its game’s rewards schedule and also limits how long gamers can play in a sitting, the firm...
6-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Find Timekeepers of Gut’s Immune System

An immune cell that helps set the daily rhythms of the digestive system has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings open the door to new treatments for digestive ailments targeting such...
2-Oct-2019 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

A Washington University in St. Louis researcher has shown for the first time that the shape of a nanostructure has an effect on its ability to retain water.
1-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brave new world: Simple changes in intensity of weather events "could be lethal"

Hurricane Dorian is the latest example of a frightening trend. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, more severe and more widespread as a consequence of climate change. New research from Washington University in St. Louis provides...
30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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WashU Expert: Freedom of speech, the NBA and China

8-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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California decision may force NCAA to amend rules on income

30-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Impeachment ball in Senate's court. And they might consider taking ball and going home — dismiss, adjourn or other options

24-Sep-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: Gig economy bill would have broad implications for American labor

12-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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WashU Expert: Opioid cases represent tipping point in addiction fight

28-Aug-2019 4:25 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Proposed changes will stamp out ‘countless species’

14-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

Unraveling complicated issues of inequality in workplaces, communities

African American health care workers are there for a reason.A new book by a Washington University in St. Louis social scientist shows how hospitals, clinics and other institutions participate in “racial outsourcing,” relying heavily on black...
1-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

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Buttigieg SCOTUS strategy based on WashU ideas

1-Aug-2019 4:05 AM EDT

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