Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Infants with leukemia inherit susceptibility

(Medical Xpress)—Babies who develop leukemia during the first year of life appear to have inherited an unfortunate combination of genetic variations that may make the infants highly susceptible to the disease, ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Gender influences symptoms of genetic disorder

(Medical Xpress)—A genetic disorder that affects about 1 in every 2,500 births can cause a bewildering array of clinical problems, including brain tumors, impaired vision, learning disabilities, behavioral ...

Feb 07, 2014
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Exploring health benefits of fasting two days a week

(Medical Xpress)—At the time of year when many people have resolved to lose a few pounds, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a study to determine ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Smoking affects the heart, lungs ... and bones

As the new year begins, many people will resolve to quit smoking. Although most smokers realize the habit isn't good for their hearts and lungs, Washington University orthopaedic surgeons remind them that ...

Jan 03, 2014
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'Chemobrain' linked to disrupted brain networks

(Medical Xpress)—For some cancer patients, the mental fogginess that develops with chemotherapy lingers long after treatment ends. Now research in breast cancer patients may offer an explanation. 

Dec 17, 2013
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Synthetic RNAs designed to fight cancer

(Medical Xpress)—In search of better cancer treatments, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have designed synthetic molecules that combine the advantages of two experimental ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Researchers find better predictor of breast cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Epidemiologists have designed a better method to quantify a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Oxycodone preferred by majority of drug abusers

(Medical Xpress)—A nationwide survey of opioid drug abusers in rehab indicates that because of the high it produces, the prescription painkiller oxycodone is the most popular drug of choice. Hydrocodone, ...

Nov 26, 2013
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