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Clues Found to Early Lung Transplant Failure

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern University have uncovered cells that flow into and harm the lung soon after transplant. The resulting dysfunction is the leading cause of early death after lung...
21-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eczema Drug Effective Against Severe Asthma

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’ ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug,...
17-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Blood Type Affects Severity of Diarrhea Caused by E. coli

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A. The bacteria release a protein that latches onto...
15-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Chikungunya, Other Arthritis-Causing Viruses Target Joints

Scientists have understood little about how chikungunya and related viruses cause arthritis. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya grabs to get inside cells....
14-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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An ‘Unprecedented Look’ Into the Protein Behind Hypertension, Epilepsy and Other Conditions

The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a protein long studied by a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis. After new technology recently revealed...
14-May-2018 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How a Light Touch Can Spur Severe Itching

Scientists at the Washington University Center for the Study of Itch have found that itching caused by touch is directly related to the number of touch receptors embedded in the skin. His team found, in mice, that fewer receptors make it more likely...
30-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacteria’s Appetite May Be Key to Cleaning Up Antibiotic Contamination

Some bacteria not only escape being killed by bacteria, they turn it into food. Until now, scientists have understood little about how bacteria manage to consume antibiotics safely, but new research from Washington University School of Medicine in...
27-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Noninvasive Brain Tumor Biopsy on the Horizon

Taking a biopsy of a brain tumor is a complicated and invasive surgical process, but a team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a way that allows them to detect tumor biomarkers through a simple blood test.
26-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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