A bi-weekly review of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine media appearances.
IN THE NEWS January 31, 2017
As leaders in medicine, we are frequently featured in the media both locally and nationally. Here are highlights from the past two weeks:

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts
PBS (video)
January 25, 2017
Dr. Beau Ances/WUSM
Other outlet: PBS (home page) and The Missourian

Is the default mode of the brain to suffer?

New York Magazine ‘Science of Us’
January 19, 2017
Dr. Marcus Raichle
Related news release

The long quest to create artificial blood may soon be over
NBC News
January 19, 2017
Dr. Allan Doctor

After mastectomies, an unexpected blow: Numb new breasts
New York Times
January 29, 2017
Dr. Ida K. Fox

The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foods
The Washington Post
January 23, 2017
Dr. Michael White/WUSM
Other outlet: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brain-training may help ease ringing in the ears
HealthDay News
January 19, 2017
Dr. Jay Piccirillo/WUSM
Other outlet: UPI

Persistent infections are GOOD for you: Sickly people will end up having stronger immune system in old age
Daily Mail (UK)
January 16, 2017
Dr. Stephen Beverley/WUSM
Other outlet: News Medical
Related news release

Most smokers with mental illness want to kick the habit
The Philadelphia Inquirer/HealthDay News
January 16, 2017
Drs. Li-Shiun Chen and  Dr. Laura Jean Bierut/WUSM
Other outlet: HealthDay News
Related news release

Will a simple cardboard box save Missouri’s vulnerable babies? The Bootheel will soon find out
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 29, 2017
Dr. James Kemp/WUSM

Hospital abortions may save lives, but Missouri will cut funds to organizations that provide them
KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio)
January 24, 2017
Dr. David Eisenberg
Other outlet: KBIA

New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems
Science Magazine
January 20, 2017
Dr. Sergej Djuranovic/WUSM
Related news release

Neuroscience: Big brain, big data
January 25, 2017
Jennifer Elam, outreach coordinator/WUSM
Other outlet: Scientific American

Gene-blocking therapy reverses Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice
New Scientist
January 25, 2017
Dr. Tim Miller/WUSM
Other outlets: Scientific American, Japan Today, The Herald (Scotland), Voice Of America, St. Louis Business Journal, The Japan Times, Yahoo, Medical News Today, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Agence France-Presse/Manila Bulletin, Engadget, Express (UK)
Related news release

Scientists uncover new way to starve tumor cells to death
Yahoo News
January 25, 2017
WUSM/Dr. Brian A. Van Tine and Jeff C. Kremer, a PhD student in Van Tine’s lab
Other outlet: News Medical
Related news release

Geneoscopy: Inventing a colonoscopy alternative
Ivanhoe Newswire/WBRC FOX 6 News
January 22, 2017
Erica Barnell, medical student

6 takeaways: Answering your questions about the good, bad and ugly side of sleep
January 19, 2017
WUSM/Dr. Paul Shaw

Expert clears up common vaccine myths
January 17, 2017
Dr. Rachel Orscheln/SLCH

Early Alzheimer’s gene spells tragedy for patients, opportunity for science
LaCrosse Tribune (WI)/Kaiser Health News
January 15, 2017
WUSM/Dr. John C. Morris/ADRC

When should your child have a tonsillectomy
January 25, 2017
Dr. Maithilee Menezes/SLCH

A pinworm medication is being tested as a potential anti-cancer drug
KLCC (NPR for Oregonians)
January 30, 2017
Dr. Rachel Orscheln/SLCH

Local center helps adults living with mental illness
January 27, 2017
Other outlet: St. Louis Magazine

13 reasons you need to drink more wine
News.com.au (Australia) (See – 8. Prevent Blindness)
January 27, 2017
Other outlet: The Daily Telegraph
Related news release

Nationwide recognition for young pediatric cancer survivor
January 23, 2017

Preschoolers with depression show reduced response to rewards
Psychiatry Advisor
January 18, 2017
Dr. Andy C. Belden

Should Cannabis be Legal in the NFL? Snoop Dogg and former players think so
January 26, 2017
Related news release

Liv’s chance to stand on her own
Gisborne Herald
January 16, 2017
Dr. T.S. Park
Other outlet: The Weston Mercury, Cornwall Live and Dublin People

A hospital app links the operating room to the waiting room
Internet Health Management
January 18, 2017
Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady/The Heart Center/SLCH
Related news release

Little girl, 4, in need of surgery gets helping hand from community
Northfork Patch
January 18, 2017
Dr. Matthew Dobbs/SLCH

UMSL alumna appointed to Missouri State Board of Nursing
UMSL Daily
January 25, 2017
Taryn Sandheinrich, Siteman Kids/SLCH

New Insight into Amyloid Deposition and Sleep–Wake Cycle
Medscape Medical News (free registration required)
January 16, 2017
Dr. Brendan P. Lucey/WUSM

Incarnate senior credits God for leading her to twirling, diagnosis of rare medical condition
St. Louis Review
January 26, 2017

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