Arthritis risk linked to obesity may be passed down through generations

Mouse studies show effects can linger at least two generations Arthritis affects one in five Americans, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number jumps to one in three among people with obesity. Now, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests obesity may increase arthritis risk

Preventing Triple Negative Breast Cancer From Spreading

Preventing Triple Negative Breast Cancer From Spreading A breast cancer cell is like a house with three locks on the front door. Keys, or receptors, allow drugs to unlock the door and kill the cell. However, in triple-negative breast cancer, these keys are absent, thereby resulting in few options for

Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children

Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published April 26 in JAMA Network

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The syndrome easily could be mistaken for other muscle diseases that require different treatment,

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases

Up to $24 million will help to eliminate 2 tropical diseases Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis over the past decade has helped advance a global campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eliminate two neglected tropical diseases that have left tens of millions

Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice’s GI tracts

Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice’s GI tracts Probiotics – which are living bacteria taken to promote digestive health – can evolve once inside the body and have the potential to become less effective and sometimes even harmful, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay

Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The study, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,

Blunting pain’s emotional component

Blunting pain’s emotional component Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That’s one reason opioids can be so addictive — they not only dampen the pain but also make people feel euphoric. What if it were possible to develop a

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Endurance Exercise Within Days

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Endurance Exercise Within Days Researchers at Saint Louis University have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes’ endurance exercise performance after just four days. In a small study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, investigators found that participants ran a 5K