Jasmin Camacho, PhD She doesn’t mind being called Batwoman. Jasmin Camacho, PhD is a Postdoc at Stowers Institute of Medical Research. Dr. Camacho’s research involves the study of nectarivory, or the exclusive eating of sugar-rich floral nectar. Specifically, her project aims to investigate nectar bats for their
David J. Pagliarini, PhD David J. Pagliarini, PhD, is a nationally recognized leader in mitochondrial biology and a BJC Investigator at the School of Medicine. Dr. Pagliarini’s lab studies the composition and function of the mitochondrial proteome and its relationship to human disease. In particular, his group
Missouri S&T Researcher is Helping Develop Laser Surgery of the Future Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have found a way to measure the effectiveness of light energy, which will help to better use lasers in treating tumors. Read more...
Prescription Prenatal Opioid Use Drawing Increased Concern A new study by the University of Missouri shows that prenatal opioid use can have serious effects on children later in life. Read more...
Cancer Cells Aren’t Purposefully Wasting Glucose, They’re Consuming It Too Quickly A new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine has shed light on why cancer cells consume excessive amounts of glucose, but do not always metabolize it efficiently. The research is published in Molecular
Cigarette Smokers Who Try to Quit Often End Up Vaping and Smoking Most of the 40 million Americans who smoke cigarettes say they want to quit, and some move to e-cigarettes as a step toward quitting. However, a growing number of such people become dual nicotine users: They smoke traditional
CRISPR Finds Alzheimer's Clues in Brain's Cleaning Crew Microglia clear out the brain’s cellular debris and play a central role in maintaining the health of neurons. Changes in these special immune cells could act as potential drivers of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a research team led by
Chinese Scientists Develop New ‘Controllable and Reversible’ Gene-Editing Technique Chinese scientists say they have discovered a new method that can significantly improve the efficiency of genome-editing tools. Read more...
Israeli Scientists Develop AI to Treat Cancer An artificial-intelligence algorithm to identify a group of “point mutations” that cause cancer in TP53 – a gene involved in about half of all cancerous tumors – has been developed for the first time in the world by a group of researchers at
FDA to Speed Up Review of Novel CAR-T Cell Therapy for Rare Forms of Lymphoma and Leukemia The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a fast track designation to an investigational CAR-T cell therapy, WU-CART-007, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL)/lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL), according