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African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis

African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis Diagnosing autism in children as early as possible is essential to improving their language, social and cognitive skills. But often the diagnosis is made relatively late — even after some children begin elementary school. In the United States, diagnostic delays

Imaging Agent Developed at Washington University Spotlights Inflammation

Imaging Agent Developed at Washington University Spotlights Inflammation Many of the most common diseases — cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and lung disease, and even COVID-19 — have been linked to chronic or excessive inflammation. Blood tests can indicate that some part of a person’s body is inflamed, but doctors don’t have

Gene Therapy Could Offer an Inclusive Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Gene Therapy Could Offer an Inclusive Cure for Cystic Fibrosis When Katie Brady’s son was born, everything seemed normal. The hospital staff pricked his heel to get blood for a routine newborn screening test, and she and her husband waited for the result without much concern. The couple had three

Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes

Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes Two decades or more before symptoms arise, plaques of a sticky protein called amyloid begin forming in the brains of people later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that levels of a

New Center to Explore Brain, Immune System Connections

New Center to Explore Brain, Immune System Connections As the brain reigns supreme over the human body, the immune system works 24/7 to defend the body from foreign invaders. For decades, however, the brain and the immune system were thought to operate independently of one another. But a growing body

Genome Sequences Could Be Key to COVID-19

Genome Sequences Could Be Key to COVID-19 The secret to surviving COVID-19 could be locked in our DNA. Researchers are analyzing genome sequences to find clues about why some people are more susceptible to the virus. Read more...