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wireless photonic sensorvideo

Enabling ‘Internet of Photonic Things’ with Miniature Sensors

A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is the first to successfully record environmental data using a wireless photonic sensor resonator...
antidepressants

Depressed Patients See Quality of Life Improve with Nerve Stimulation

People with depression who are treated with nerve stimulation experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when their depression symptoms don’t completely subside,...
Antidepressants

New Approach to Developing Antidepressants

An estimated 13 percent of Americans take antidepressant drugs for depression, anxiety, chronic pain or sleep problems. For the 14 million Americans who have...
computer chip

Improving Nuclear Detection with New Chip Power

A cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists from Washington University in St. Louis is building a better computer chip to improve detection and surveillance...
spider silk

Bigger Proteins, Stronger Threads: Synthetic Spider Silk

Spider silk is among the strongest and toughest materials in the natural world, as strong as some steel alloys with a toughness even greater...
olfactory epithelium

Scientists Uncover New Details in How Sense of Smell Develops

Dogs, known for their extraordinarily keen senses of smell, can be trained to use their sensitive sniffers to find drugs, bombs, bed bugs, missing...
Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors Occur Often in Kids with Common Genetic Syndrome

The frequency of brain tumors has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a new study....
smart homes

Building the Backbone of a Smarter Smart Home

The state of artificial intelligence (AI) in smart homes nowadays might be likened to a smart but moody teenager: It’s starting to hit its...
cancer

Role of Cell Group Behavior Target of $1.9 Million Award

Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body, then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are...
hip fracture

Can Testosterone Plus Exercise Improve Healing After Hip Fracture?

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a national, multicenter study exploring whether testosterone plus exercise can restore physical...
phonon laser

Vibrations at an Exceptional Point

A team of international researchers led by engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has seen the light and now has a lasing system...
Quantum Thermodynamicsvideo

Demon in the Details of Quantum Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is one of the most human of scientific enterprises, according to Kater Murch, associate professor of physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University...
medical diagnostic testsvideo

New Patch Boosts Brightness in Medical Diagnostic Tests

Fluorescence-based biosensing and bioimaging technologies are widely used in research and clinical settings to detect and image various biological species of interest. While fluorescence-based...
Damaged Kidney Cells

Gene Therapy Method Developed to Target Damaged Kidney Cells

Gene therapy has gained momentum in the past year, following the federal government’s approval of the first such treatments for inherited retinal diseases and...
Non-opioid drug

Non-Opioid Drug Relieves Pain in Mice, Targets Immune Cells

Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, researchers have been charged with finding other strategies to treat pain. Their efforts largely have focused on...
E. coli

Blood Type Affects Severity of Diarrhea Caused by E. Coli

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe...
Chikungunya virus

Why Chikungunya, Other Arthritis-Causing Viruses Target Joints

Chikungunya virus is a growing threat to the United States and other regions of the world as the mosquito that carries the virus expands...
potential treatment

An ‘Unprecedented Look’ into the Protein Behind Hypertension, Epilepsy and Other...

The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a protein long studied by a biomedical...
Tooth Sensorsvideo

Using Tooth Sensors to Detect Disease

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the School of Engineering & Applied Science is redefining...
chronic itching

New Clues Point to Relief for Chronic Itching

A common side effect of opioids is intense itching — a problem for some patients who need the drugs for pain relief and for...