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 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
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 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 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...
COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to be Conducted at Saint Louis University, Washington University As U.S. scientists ramp up a national effort to evaluate COVID-19 vaccine candidates at clinical trial sites across the country, researchers at the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development and Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Beams of Light to Treat Diabetes: UMKC Invention Gets Federal Funding Boost The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue work on an important advancement to help treat the tens of millions of people
Researchers Create Unique DNA Biosensor for Early Stage Disease Detection Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics –
Unique Cells Found in Lung Cancer Patients may Predict Survival Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Most who are diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive five years. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type, where tumor cells shed from the