Synthetic RNAs designed to fight cancer
In search of better cancer treatments, Xiaowei Wang, PhD, and his colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have designed synthetic molecules that combine the advantages of two experimental RNA therapies.
University's research key in new international guidelines for treatment of severe malnutrition
The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition, based in large part on research at the School of Medicine. Shown is the school's Mark Manary, MD, whose research helped spur the changes.
Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are chronic diseases that account for $1.1 billion in hospital charges, affecting many individuals and families. The need to better understand these issues is examined in the fifth and final policy brief from the groundbreaking study "For the Sake of All: A Report on the Health and Well-Being of African Americans in St. Louis.”
Heads or tails? Random fluctuations in brain cell activity may determine toss-up decisions
Coffee or tea? One of founders of an emerging field that combines economics and brain science reports new insights into decisions where both choices are equally appealing.
Older adults see better in the doctor's office
Older adults who have good vision when tested at their eye doctors' offices may not see as well at home. A new study from researchers at the School of Medicine suggests dim lighting may be the culprit.
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