Washington University School of Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine is listed as Washington University in St. Louis: School of Medicine. The school of medicine is part of the Washington University Medical Center which covers about 137 acres in St. Louis, Missouri. The Center has numerous centers for medical research, teaching hospitals for physicians, graduate school in medical related fields and center for advanced research in medical technologies for rehabilitation and treatment of hearing conditions.

Address
660 S. Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Website
http://medschool.wustl.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_University_in_St._Louis

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Cardiology

Obese mouse mothers trigger heart problems in offspring

A diet high in fats and sugars is known for its unhealthy effects on the heart. Scientists now have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers before and during pregnancy causes problems in the hearts of their ...

Neuroscience

Blunting pain's emotional component

Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That's one reason opioids can be so addictive—they not only dampen the pain but also make people ...

Inflammatory disorders

Potential new therapy for Crohn's, colitis identified

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) live with frequent, miserable episodes of abdominal pain, diarrhea and in severe cases, rectal bleeding. Standard treatments are aimed at directly suppressing inflammation, but ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unnecessary testing for UTIs cut by nearly half

Tests to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) often are performed routinely in hospitals, even when patients don't have symptoms. Such testing "just to be safe" can return results that lead doctors to prescribe antibiotics ...

Surgery

Less anesthesia during surgery doesn't prevent post-op delirium

Many older adults who have major surgery experience postoperative delirium in the days after their operations. Previous research has suggested that closely monitoring the brain during surgery and making adjustments to protect ...

Neuroscience

Women's brains appear three years younger than men's

Time wears differently on women's and men's brains. While the brain tends to shrink with age, men's diminish faster than women's. The brain's metabolism slows as people grow older, and this, too, may differ between men and ...

Neuroscience

Blood test detects Alzheimer's damage before symptoms

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer's disease—even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University ...

Diabetes

New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.

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