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Drugs for type 2 diabetes can contribute to weight gain, bone fractures and cardiovascular problems, but in mice, an investigational drug appears to improve insulin sensitivity without those troublesome side ...
Medical research Jun 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Family members of children with a staph infection often harbor a drug-resistant form of the germ, although they don't show symptoms, a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found.
Pediatrics Jun 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The same gene variations that make it difficult to stop smoking also increase the likelihood that heavy smokers will respond to nicotine-replacement therapy and drugs that thwart cravings, a new study shows.
Genetics May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A study to evaluate birth control methods has found dramatic differences in their effectiveness. Women who used birth control pills, the patch or vaginal ring were 20 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than ...
Overweight and Obesity May 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Innate differences in immunity can be detected at birth, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. And babies with a better innate response to viruses have fewer respiratory illnesses ...
Immunology May 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Although various kinds of substance use are associated with reduced educational attainment, these associations have been mixed and may also be partially due to risk factors such as socioeconomic disadvantages. A study of ...
Addiction May 15, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Instead ...
Surgery May 15, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Brain networks may avoid traffic jams at their busiest intersections by communicating on different frequencies, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University Medical Center at Hamburg-Eppendorf ...
Neuroscience May 06, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 2 |
Results of a new study demonstrate the feasibility of a novel strategy in drug discovery: screening large numbers of existing drugs often already approved for other uses to see which ones activate genes that ...
Cancer May 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientist studying the way Alzheimer's takes root in the brain have identified important new similarities between a mouse model and human Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene directly linked to the most common form of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition.
Genetics Apr 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Kidney stones strike an estimated 1 million Americans each year, and those who have experienced the excruciating pain say it is among the worst known to man (or woman).
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Working in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have devised a treatment that prevents the optic nerve injury that occurs in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease that is a leading cause ...
Ophthalmology Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are using powerful DNA sequencing technology not only to identify mutations at the root of a patient's tumor considered key to personalizing cancer ...
Cancer Apr 01, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
More than half of all cancer is preventable, and society has the knowledge to act on this information today, according to Washington University public health researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.
Cancer Mar 28, 2012 | 3.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |