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lithium batteries

Whiskers, Surface Growth and Dendrites in Lithium Batteries

As our love of gadgets grows, so do demands for longer lasting batteries. But there’s a problem. To make a longer-lasting battery, it needs to...
Radiation therapy

It’s Safe to Use Skin Creams Before Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy for different kinds of cancer can damage the skin, so patients undergoing such treatment often are advised to apply creams or ointments...
obesity

Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what...
cesarean section

In Childbirth, When to Begin Pushing Does Not Affect C-Section Rates

More than 3 million women in the United States give birth each year. But obstetricians have differing opinions about when women should begin pushing...
Scoliosis

Scoliosis Linked to Essential Mineral

Nobody knows why some children’s backs start to curve to one side just as they hit puberty. Most children diagnosed with scoliosis, or curvature...
Digestive Problems

Viruses in Blood Lead to Digestive Problems

While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis stumbled upon clues to a...
Alcoholism

Even Light Drinking Increases Risk of Death

Drinking a daily glass of wine for health reasons may not be so healthy after all, suggests a new study from Washington University School...
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...