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Study participants to pack on the pounds

Washington University is taking the 2004 movie "Super Size Me" a step further. Full story

Jefferson's books found in US university library

Dozens of Thomas Jefferson's books, some including handwritten notes from America's third president, have been found in the rare books collection at Washington University in St. Louis. Full story

Laser Will Melt Your Brain (Tumor, That Is)

A laser beam has been developed that can cook brain tumors. The research from Washington University could help save the lives of people with, until now, inoperable brain tumors, and could soon be extended to destroy other tumors in other parts of the body without resorting to surgery. Full story

Sleepy? Hunger might help you stay awake

Pulling a late-nighter? You might not want to reach for the sugary snacks to keep you awake. A new study involving fruit flies suggests the sleep-deprived mind is kept alert by hunger.  Full story

The Newfound Fatigue Fighter: Hunger

Pulling a late-nighter? You might not want to reach for the sugary snacks to keep you awake. A new study involving fruit flies suggests the sleep-deprived mind is kept alert by hunger.  Full story

Cosmopolitan eels span the oceans

Moray eels, the slender fish that inspired the movie "Alien," are turning out to be odder than what's on the surface. New research suggests the 150-plus eel species feed on the same fish and have similar genetics. Full story

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Thomas Jefferson

In this photo provided Feb. 22, 2011, by Washington University in St. Louis shows, in the foreground, the ledger used by the school's library to catalog the books in school's library in the late 1800s. Dozens of newly discovered books belonging to Thomas Jefferson, shown in the background, have bee