Washington University School of Medicine

Moving cells with light holds medical promise

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown they can coax cells to move toward a beam of light. The feat is a first step toward manipulating cells to control insulin secretion ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Majority of Missouri tan salons allow pre-teens

A survey of tanning salon operators in Missouri shows that 65 percent would allow children as young as 10 to 12 years old to use tanning beds. That's despite evidence that any tanning bed use increases the risk of all skin ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Some autism behaviors linked to altered gene

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a genetic mutation that may underlie common behaviors seen in some people with autism, such as difficulty communicating ...

Feb 12, 2013
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Lower drinking ages lead to more binge drinking

People who grew up in states where it was legal to drink alcohol before age 21 are more likely to be binge drinkers later in life, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine ...

Feb 06, 2013
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