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

$9.5 Million Aimed at Detecting Autism Earlier in Childhood

$9.5 Million Aimed at Detecting Autism Earlier in Childhood Multicenter grant funds infant brain imaging at Washington University and other centers by Jim Dryden•May 29, 2019 A multicenter research team led jointly by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

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,

There’s hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability

A human protein combined with stem cell therapy has been found to repair stroke damage to the brain, according to a new USC-led study on mice BY Zen Vuong AUGUST 22, 2016 Permanent brain damage from a stroke may be reversible thanks to a developing therapeutic technique, a USC-led study has found. The novel approach