Finding Magic in Blood Vessel Flow Dr. Ryan Udan’s cardiovascular research could help save thousands of lives. The associate professor of biology at Missouri State University works toward a solution to congenital heart disease and vascular conditions. Udan’s efforts are supported by an AREA grant from the National Heart, Lung
New Technique May Lead to Safer Stem Cell Transplants For hard-to-treat leukemias, lymphomas and other blood cancers, stem cell transplantation is the gold standard of care. The procedure involves replacing a patient’s own blood-forming stem cells with a donor’s stem cells and, in the process, eradicating cancer cells in the
Antidepressant May Prevent Severe COVID-19, Follow-up Study Indicates In the largest study yet to evaluate a common, low-cost antidepressant as a treatment for COVID-19, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and from Canada and Brazil have found that the drug fluvoxamine prevents some of the most
Graduate School of the Stowers Institute Receives Accreditation The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research announced today that it has received institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Read more...
International Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial to Test Two Drugs in Combination Researchers leading a worldwide clinical trial aimed at finding treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are modifying an arm of the trial to evaluate a combination of drugs targeting two brain proteins: amyloid and tau. The trial – known as the Tau
Cancer Moonshot Grant Funds Research Into Reducing Health Disparities Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address disparities in cancer research, treatment and outcomes in underrepresented populations. The research, funded through the National Cancer Institute’s
Turning Resources into Research. Research Team Uses Anesthesiology Equipment to Study Effects of Face Masks
Turning Resources into Research. Research Team Uses Anesthesiology Equipment to Study Effects of Face Masks Misinformation in the health care community can be deadly, especially amidst a global health crisis. One recent case of misinformation linked wearing disposable masks to harmful levels of carbon dioxide (C02) in pediatric participants. The
8 ways Mizzou's Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building Will Advance Medical Research University of Missouri officials and other dignitaries on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of the $214 million Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building. The building is the most expensive in university history, five stories high and covering
Researchers Receive More than $6 Million to Study Diabetes-Related Cardiovascular Disease Over the past two decades, the number of new diabetes cases has almost tripled in the United States, and 80% of patients with Type 2 diabetes die from cardiovascular disease. Read more...
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