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Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest pain

Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are...

$6 million supports leukemia research

John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a $6 million outstanding...

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Key malaria parasite findings could lead to new treatments

Sebastian Nasamu, an MD/PhD student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, battled successive bouts of malaria as...

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Gateway to care: Fighting social stigma and barriers, doctor seeks to prevent HIV infections worldwide.

In 1978, during the infancy of the AIDS epidemic, reports about isolated cases of gay men suffering from a rare...

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New gene-altering treatment offered for certain blood cancers

“This is the beginning of a new era of cancer therapy,” said Washington University oncologist Armin Ghobadi, MD, an assistant professor...

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Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis

An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling...

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Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic...

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Genetic testing helps set safe dose of common blood thinner

Warfarin is a blood thinner that is commonly prescribed to patients to prevent life-threatening blood clots. Despite its longtime use,...

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Scientists find way to convert bad body fat into good fat

There’s good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards...

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Chemo-loaded nanoparticles target breast cancer that has spread to bone

Breast cancer that spreads often infiltrates bone, causing fractures and intense pain. In such cases, chemotherapy is ineffective because the...

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Antibody protects against both Zika and dengue, mouse study shows

Brazil and other areas hardest hit by the Zika virus – which can cause babies to be born with abnormally...

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Pet, pest allergens linked to reduced asthma risk

A new study of children living in inner-city areas and at high risk of developing asthma suggests that exposure to...

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Does improving cardiovascular health reduce risk of dementia?

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a national study that is exploring...

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Potential new therapy relieves chronic itch

The roots of chronic itching have long remained a mystery. Meanwhile, those with the condition suffer from an unrelenting and...

Washington University School of Medicine

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult...

BBC News

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood.

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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

A new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down...

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Aggressive UTI bacteria hijack copper, feed off it

A new study from the School of Medicine demonstrates how E. coli collect trace amounts of copper in the urine...

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Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

A new study shows that a type of natural sugar called trehalose triggers an important cellular housekeeping process in immune...

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Rare gene mutations inspire new heart drugs

What if you carried a genetic mutation that left you nearly impervious to heart disease? What if scientists could bottle...

New York Times

Rupa Patel, MD, MPH seeks to prevent HIV infections worldwide

In 1978, during the infancy of the AIDS epidemic, reports about isolated cases of gay men suffering from a rare...

Washington University School of Medicine Outlook Magazine

Cancer drug may help patients with severe asthma

A new study co-authored by Mario Castro, MD, suggests a targeted cancer drug called imatinib (Gleevec) may help some patients...

Washington University School of Medicine

New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

A new imaging technique based on light and sound produces images doctors can use to distinguish cancerous breast tissue (below...

Washington University School of Medicine

Millman receives career development award from diabetes foundation

Jeffrey R. Millman, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University...

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What you should know about the rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic-resistant infection is a rising issue in American society and thousands of people die each year when they develop infections...

St. Louis Public Radio

Study: accomplished female scientists often overlooked

Conference organizers invite male speakers over equally qualified women

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Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies

Such treatment options are missed by genomic sequencing.

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