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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...

Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy in mice

Researchers atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. Mice with a form of this muscle-weakening...

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...

How Do You Tell Good Microbes from Bad?

To safely use bacteria in agriculture to help fertilize crops, it is vital to understand the difference between harmful and healthy strains. The bacterial genus...

Mouse study shows potential for gene therapy in Alport syndrome

A new study in mice suggests that gene therapy one day may be a viable treatment for Alport syndrome, an inherited disease that leads...

Rare gene variants double risk for Alzheimer’s disease

A team led by researchers atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified variations in a gene that doubles a person’s risk of...

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...

Broken cellular ‘clock’ linked to brain damage

A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep loss increases the...

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...

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