Home Tags St. Louis

Tag: St. Louis

Neighborhood cops: Some immune cells defend just 1 organ

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells...

Brain cell activity regulates Alzheimer’s protein

Increased brain cell activity boosts brain fluid levels of a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research from scientists atWashington University School...

Neurosurgeon writes thriller based on his research

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt’s research often has been described as science fiction brought to life. But in his latest project, his experiences in the laboratory...

Heads or tails? Random fluctuations in brain cell activity may determine...

Life presents us with choices all the time: salad or pizza for lunch? Tea or coffee afterward? How we make these everyday decisions has...

Micro-LEDs shed light on brain disorders

To better understand and one day provide improved treatments for depression, addiction and anxiety, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

Investigational cancer drugs unintentionally may result in tumor growth

Researchers studying how cancer spreads into bone have made a surprising discovery that suggests several investigational anti-cancer therapies just entering the drug-development pipeline may...

Human stomach a stem cell powerhouse

New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, digestive fluids...

Aging really is ‘in your head’

Among scientists, the role of proteins called sirtuins in enhancing longevity has been hotly debated, driven by contradictory results from many different scientists. But...

Receptor may aid spread of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in brain

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way that corrupted, disease-causing proteins spread in the brain, potentially contributing...

Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share genetic link

Part of the risk for alcohol dependence is genetic, and the same is true for eating disorders. Now, researchers at Washington University School of...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

From anti-aging to the search for alien life, we promise to never bore.