Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Brain-building gene plays key role in gut repair

(Medical Xpress)—A gene with a colorful name – mindbomb 1 – plays a key role far beyond the brain. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mindbomb 1 may be ...

Apr 05, 2013
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Diabetes drug safe for HIV patients, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—People with HIV have an elevated risk of heart attacks, diabetes and insulin problems. To compound matters, there are not many drug options to prevent those secondary problems because of ...

Mar 15, 2013
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Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV

(Medical Xpress)—Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of ...

Mar 08, 2013
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New clues to causes of peripheral nerve damage

(Medical Xpress)—Anyone whose hand or foot has "fallen asleep" has an idea of the numbness and tingling often experienced by people with peripheral nerve damage. The condition also can cause a range of ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Some brain cells are better virus fighters

(Medical Xpress)—Viruses often spread through the brain in patchwork patterns, infecting some cells but missing others. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Cooling may prevent trauma-induced epilepsy

(Medical Xpress)—In the weeks, months and years after a severe head injury, patients often experience epileptic seizures that are difficult to control. A new study in rats suggests that gently cooling the ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Emerging cancer drugs may drive bone tumors

Cancer drugs should kill tumors, not encourage their spread. But new evidence suggests that an otherwise promising class of drugs may actually increase the risk of tumors spreading to bone, according to researchers ...

Feb 13, 2013
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Surgery improves for nerve compression disorder

(Medical Xpress)—Two new studies from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest ways to improve surgical treatment for a debilitating condition caused by compressed nerves in the neck ...

Feb 07, 2013
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Altering eye cells may one day restore vision

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors may one day treat some forms of blindness by altering the genetic program of the light-sensing cells of the eye, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine ...

Jan 25, 2013
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