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Office of Neuroscience Research > Washington University Neuroscience in the News

Washington University Neuroscience in the News

The following highlights of Neuroscience at Washington University are from WUSTL Public Affairs and the WUSTL Record, as well as scientific journals and other media.

Washington University investigators: To inquire about a possible press release for your research, please contact Michael Purdy (purdym@wusm.wustl.edu) or Jim Dryden (jdryden@wustl.edu).

January 2010

"Staring, sleepiness, other mental lapses more likely in patients with Alzheimer's"
Jan. 18, 2010, Michael Purdy, WUSTL Newsroom

"Computer teaches hearing impaired how to 'listen'"

Jan. 7, 2010, WKOWTV.COM, Madison, WI
 

December 2009

"Cancer, Alzheimer's less likely to strike in combination"
Dec. 23, 2009, Michael Purdy, WUSTL News & Information

"Common genetic factors contribute to alcohol and marijuana use and dependence"

Dec. 18, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL News & Information

"Wright named Lourie Professor of Neurosurgery"

Dec. 15, 2009, Michael Purdy, WUSTL News & Information

"Amyloid Deposits in Cognitively Normal People May Predict Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
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Dec. 14, 2009, NIH News

"Brain plaques in healthy individuals linked to increased Alzheimer's risk"
Dec. 14, 2009, Michael Purdy, WUSTL News & Information

"Alzheimer's research into amyloid sheds light on potential treatments for urinary tract infections"

Dec. 10, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Surgery not linked to memory problems in older patients
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Dec. 10, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record

"Family's inherited condition links prion diseases, Alzheimer's"
Dec. 8, 2009, Michael Purdy, WUSTL News & Information

"HIV-related memory loss linked to Alzheimer's protein"
Dec. 7, 2009, Caroline Arbanas, WUSTL News & Information

"Mutation linked to pediatric brain tumor may pave way for targeted treatment"

Dec. 3, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"A mathematical model of a simple circuit in a chicken brain raises fundamental questions about our understanding of neural circuitry"
Dec. 3, 2009, Diana Lutz, WUSTL News & Information


November 2009

"Scientists identify roots of diabetic tissue damage"
Nov. 19, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Five-year grant creates Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine"

Nov. 19, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record

"Campus author: 'Demystifying Psychiatry' by Charles F. Zorumski and Eugene H. Rubin"

Nov. 12, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record

"Center seeks to solve unsolvable problems in medicine"

Nov. 12, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Scans show learning 'sculpts' the brain's connections"

Nov. 12, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Skill tests like 'connect the dots'  may be early Alzheimer's indicator"
Nov. 12, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"$80 million in stimulus grants awarded to WUSTL"
 (includes awards for research on Alzheimer's Disease, and 'silent' stroke in children with sickle cell disease)
Nov. 12, 2009, Caroline Arbanas, WUSTL Record

"Mechanism that helps humans see in bright and low light discovered"

Nov. 5, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record
 

October 2009

"Pediatric brain tumors target of study"
Oct. 29, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Becker receives American Academy of Ophthalmology's highest award"

Oct. 27, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL News & Information

"Omega-3 fatty acids don't improve depression in heart patients"

Oct. 20, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL News & Information

"ALS researchers encouraged by new mouse model"

Oct. 22, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"DeBaun elected to Institute of Medicine"
Oct. 15, 2009, Beth MIller, WUSTL News & Information

"Milbrandt to head genetics department"

Oct. 15, 2009, Caroline Arbanas, WUSTL Record

"Enola Proctor named Associate Dean at George Warren Brown School of Social Work"

Oct. 15, 2009, WUSTL Record

"Children's Discovery Institute announces four new pediatric research awards"
(Neuroscience investigators Jeff Leonard, M.D. and David Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D. receive two of these awards)
Oct. 8, 2009, WUSTL Record

"Gene regulates immune cells' ability to harm the body"

Oct. 5, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Young age at first drink may affect genes, alcoholism risk"

Oct. 5, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record

"Murray named chief of pediatric anesthesiology"

Oct. 1, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record

"NIH Director's Pioneer Award to Washington University scientist"
Oct. 1, 2009, Michael Purdy, WUSTL News & Information


September 2009

"Leading psychiatry researcher Lee Robins dies"
Sept. 28, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL News & Information

"A Connection Between Sleep and Alzheimer's?"

Sept. 24, 2009, Greg Miller, ScienceNOW Daily News

"Sleep loss linked to increase in Alzheimer's plaques"
Sept. 24, 2009, Michael Purdy, WUSTL News & Information

"Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fruit fly model"

Sept. 24, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"Second cycle of grants supports patient research"(One third of the funded proposals are projects in the Neurosciences)
Sept. 17, 2009, Gwen Ericson, WUSTL Record

"Registry to track children with infantile spasms"
Sept. 16, 2009, Beth Miller, WUSTL News & Information

"Depression in preschoolers is chronic and recurrent"
Sept. 10, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL Record

"Pairing cochlear implant, hearing aid benefits adults with hearing loss"
Sept. 10, 2009, Gwen Ericson, WUSTL Record

"Recognized Alzheimer's researcher: Balancing roles is secret to Fagan's success"
Sept. 10, 2009, Michael C. Purdy, WUSTL Record

"WUSTL research finds individual cells isolated from the biological clock can keep daily time, but are unreliable"
Sept. 9, 2009, Diana Lutz, WUSTL News & Information

"Researchers find two more genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease"
Sept. 6, 2009, Jim Dryden, WUSTL News & Information