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Study: Girls Who Eat Peanut Butter Lower Their Risk of Breast Cancer Later in Life

Start spreading the news, there is a new found benefit for girls who eat peanut butter. According to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard Medical School, girls 9 to 15 years of age who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts were 39 percent less likely to develop benign breast disease by age 30.

09/26/2013

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Washington University Researchers Break Ground in Sedative Study

Researchers, led by Alex Evers M.D., have identified the site in the brain where the widely-used anesthetic drug propofol binds to receptors to sedate patients during surgery.

09/23/2013

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Washington University Law Dean Named Syrcause Chancellor

The university announces Thursday that Kent D. Syverud was selected as Syracuse’s 12th chancellor and president in a unanimous vote Wednesday afternoon by the college’s board of trustees.

09/12/2013

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Washington University 14th in ‘Best Colleges’ Rankings

The University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign at 41, University of Missouri – Columbia at 97, Saint Louis University at 101, and Maryville University at 161.

09/11/2013

Women take advantage of the 68 degree temperatures to sun themselves on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis on February 23, 2012.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

As Semester Begins, Washington U. Officials Discuss Crime

Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Givens says that the university is safe and there have not been violent crimes on campus. But the surrounding areas are a different situation.

08/27/2013

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St. Louis Researchers Test Heart Failure Treatment

“It uses a unique drug that is injected directly into the heart cells by using a small screw-in catheter going directly into the heart,” researcher and cardiologist Dr. John LaSalla explains.

08/26/2013

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Study Finds Genetic Link Between Alcohol Abuse, Eating Disorders

Washington University researcher Dr. Melissa Munn-Chernoff found there are some shared genetic risk factors for those who have a dependence on alcohol and those with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

08/22/2013

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Washington University Research Sheds Further Light on Alzheimer’s

In patients with early Alzheimer’s, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid.

08/21/2013

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1 Year Since Rare Transplant In St. Louis

On Aug. 16, 2012, 34-year-old William Drabant II of Baldwin City, Kan., became the first adult to receive a combination liver-double lung transplant at the center. Only 56 of the surgeries have been performed in the U.S.

08/14/2013

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Wash U Med Students Hit the City

New medical students at Washington University in St. Louis are stepping outside the classroom to see a side of the city far different than the exclusive private school’s leafy campus.

08/10/2013

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