Death Rates are Declining for Many Common Cancers in the U.S., Report Finds The new report — released by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other collaborators — found that between 2014 and 2018, death rates dropped for 11 out
COVID and the Brain: Researchers Zero in on How Damage Occurs How COVID-19 damages the brain is becoming clearer. New evidence suggests that the coronavirus’s assault on the brain could be multipronged: it might attack certain brain cells directly, reduce blood flow to brain tissue or trigger production of immune
Cell-Based Immunotherapy Shows Promise Against Melanoma An immunotherapy based on supercharging the immune system’s natural killer cells has been effective in treating patients with recurrent leukemia and other difficult to treat blood cancers. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in preclinical studies conducted
NextGen Offers New Possibilities for MU Researchers Addressing Health Disparities Loren Bauerband, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions, uses large data sets gathered from many sources — often called big data — to research health disparities facing transgender
Salivary Protein Database Could Benefit Precision Medicine A new database could help researchers explore the complex nature of saliva, potentially advancing precision medicine, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Research. Read more...
Dr. Eric Leuthardt Meet Dr. Eric Leuthardt, Chief of the Division of Neurotechnology, Professor of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Director at the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University School of Medicine. His research has focused on
Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW This month's WISER Woman is Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW, Instructor in Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving the health and healthcare of older adults, particularly vulnerable older adults such as those with dementia
Landmark Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Confounds Research Community The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval yesterday of the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in 18 years was welcomed by some people looking for hope against an intractable condition. But, for many researchers, it came as a surprise — and
A CRISPR Treatment for Blood Diseases Shows Curative Promise in Small Study Twenty-two patients with inherited blood disorders were free of severe pain and the need for transfusions months after receiving an experimental genome-editing medicine, more evidence the CRISPR-based treatment could be a functional cure. Read more...
Stem Cell Transplant Trial Enrolls First Patient in Minnesota A clinical trial investigating patient-derived stem cell transplants for the treatment of people with severe relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) has enrolled a patient in Minnesota. Read more...