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High-Protein Diets Boost Artery-Clogging Plaque, Mouse Study Shows

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals how high-protein diets increase atherosclerosis, especially unstable plaque that increases the risk of a heart attack.
23-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Green in tooth and claw

Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from Washington University in St. Louis. The results have implications for...
17-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Mutations in Donors’ Stem Cells May Cause Problems for Cancer Patients

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors’ stem cells — though not causing health problems in the donors — may be passed on to...
14-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Black Workers’ Status in a Company Informs Perceptions of Workplace Racial Discrimination

“Research shows that black individuals encounter an enormous amount of racial discrimination in the workplace, including exclusion from critical social networks, wage disparities and hiring disadvantages,” said Adia Harvey Wingfield, co-author...
13-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice receiving chemotherapy

Studying mice, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a driver of bone loss related to cancer treatment — cellular senescence. This process is independent of hormones related to bone health, such as...
10-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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SuperTIGER on its second prowl — 130,000 feet above Antarctica

A balloon-borne scientific instrument designed to study the origin of cosmic rays is taking its second turn high above the continent of Antarctica three and a half weeks after its launch. SuperTIGER (Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder) is...
10-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Toward a smarter way of recharging the aquifer

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have solved a mystery: How did arsenic show up in aquifer water that had been triple purified? Dissolved organic compounds.
9-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Switching tracks: Reversing electrons’ course through nature’s solar cells

Think of a train coming down the tracks to a switch point where it could go either to the right or the left — and it always goes to the right. Photosynthetic organisms have a similar switch point. New research from Washington University in St....
2-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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