Vaccine Shown to Prolong Life of Patients With Aggressive Brain Cancer The world’s first vaccine to treat deadly cancerous brain tumours can potentially give patients years of extra life, a global clinical trial has concluded. Read more...
How Bioinformatics Can Be Used To Develop Precision Cancer Therapies Cancer is one of the most ubiquitous, impactful and challenging diseases. It affects every person, whether personally or through family members. Curing cancer has become one of the goals of modern society and precision medicine is one of the advances
Lung Infections Caused by Soil Fungi Are a Problem Nationwide Fungi in the soil cause a significant number of serious lung infections in 48 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, including many areas long thought to be free of deadly environmental fungi, according to a study by
Blood Stem Cell Transplant Could Reboot Immune System in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Every day, one person in Switzerland is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The
How Researchers Used CRISPR Gene Editing to Send Immune Cells After Cancer Last week, researchers published the results of a clinical trial that used CRISPR gene editing to create a large population of cancer-targeting immune cells. The trial was short, and the reprogrammed immune cells weren't especially effective against the
Rejuvenated Immune Cells Can Improve Clearance of Toxic Waste from Brain Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many other neurodegenerative diseases are marked by damaging clusters of proteins in the brain. Scientists have expended enormous effort searching for ways to treat such conditions by clearing these toxic clusters but have had limited success.
Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH This month’s Meet the Researcher is Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH. Dr. Toriola is the Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. His research focuses on characterizing the molecular basis, and determinants
Dr. Laine Young-Walker Meet our October WISER Woman, Dr. Laine Young-Walker, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Student Programs, at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Young -Walker was recently awarded $6.6 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to start
Monkeypox Mutations Cause Virus to Spread Rapidly, Evade Drugs and Vaccines, MU Study Finds Monkeypox has infected more than 77,000 people in more than 100 countries worldwide, and — similar to COVID-19 — mutations have enabled the virus to grow stronger and smarter, evading antiviral drugs and vaccines in its
Saint Louis University Launches New Institute to Advance Neuroscience Research On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Saint Louis University announced the launch of the Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN). The new Institute brings together experts in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, social justice, and community outreach under a shared research umbrella in order to