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  • The Leap Inventor Challenge engages and trains Washington University faculty, postdoc, graduate student, and staff teams towards commercial development of their technology. More »
  • Resistance is inevitable - Microbiologist Guatam Dantas associate professor of pathology and immunology comments on strategies for coping with bacterial antibiotic resistance - emphasizing that the only sustainable alternative requires  a robust drug discovery pipeline. More »
  • NLM Administrative Supplement: To validate research claims and outcomes, investigators depend on policies and tools for making research fully reproducible.  This supplement for Informationist Services, More »
  • Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research: Congratulations to Diana C. Parra-Perez, PhD, MPH and her mentor, Samuel Klein, MD on the award of a ten month grant (8/1/16-5/31/17) based on their response to PA-15-322. More »
  • Pregnant women’s high-fat, high-sugar diets may affect future generations. More »
  • Muscle relaxant may be viable treatment for rare form of diabetes A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes. The drug, dantrolene, prevents the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells both in animal models of Wolfram syndrome and in cell models derived from patients who have the illness. More »
  • Study: Most respond well to genetic testing results - People at high risk for psychological distress respond positively to receiving results of personalized genetic testing.  More than 6 percent of subjects in the genetic study wanted information about their test results, which detailed the risks for lung, prostate and colorectal cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart attack. More »
  • Gene protects teens from alcohol problems but not if they drink with friends -  Among more than 1,500 adolescents who had comsumed at least one drink before age 18, researchers have found that although a gene variant prevents some young drinkers from developing alcohol problems, the gene's protective effects can vanish in the presence of other teens who drink. More »
  • Study sheds light on asthma, respiratory viruses - A new study led by Michael J. Holtzman, MD suggests that a fundamental antiviral defense mechanism is intact in asthma. More »
  • Some agressive cancers may respond to anti-inflammatory drugs - New research rasises the prospect that some cancer patients with aggressive tumors may benefit from a class of anti-inflammatory drugs currently in use against rheumatoid arthritis. More »