Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children

Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published April 26 in JAMA Network

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The syndrome easily could be mistaken for other muscle diseases that require different treatment,

Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice’s GI tracts

Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice’s GI tracts Probiotics – which are living bacteria taken to promote digestive health – can evolve once inside the body and have the potential to become less effective and sometimes even harmful, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Blunting pain’s emotional component

Blunting pain’s emotional component Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That’s one reason opioids can be so addictive — they not only dampen the pain but also make people feel euphoric. What if it were possible to develop a