Posts Tagged ‘Washington University In St Louis’

Faces spark brain activity in depressed kids

WASHINGTON U.- ST. LOUIS (US) — The part of the brain that regulates emotion works differently in preschoolers with depression, a new study shows. The findings could point to new ways to identify and treat children earlier and possibly prevent proble…

Testing Mars Lasers In The Atacama Desert

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

Looking for the closest representation of otherworldly environments on Earth? Look no further than the Atacama desert. It covers a large strip of the Pacific coast west of the Andes, spanning fo…

Insulin-making cells multiply in test tubes

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — Scientists have coaxed clusters of insulin-making human cells to reproduce in the lab, which removes a significant obstacle to one day transplanting the cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. Efforts to make th…

Laughing gas doesn’t boost heart attack risk

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — Researchers followed 500 patients at elevated risk of heart attack and found that using nitrous oxide during surgery did not increase heart attack risk. Nitrous oxide—best known as laughing gas—is one of th…

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