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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 pain killer that could curb the negative emotions associated

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Around The State, General News|

Teitelbaum awarded 2019 King Faisal International Prize in Medicine

Steven Teitelbaum, MD, the Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine. The annual prize, awarded by the King Faisal Foundation in Saudi Arabia, recognizes scientists whose research has major benefits to humanity. Teitelbaum, who

February 4th, 2019|Categories: Around The State, General News|

SLU receives $1 million grant to develop education policy

Saint Louis University's dean of the School of Education has received a nearly $1 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to support the development of a new research center in the SLU School of Education. The $962,000 grant will help the research center conduct applied research and disseminate results to education stakeholders across the

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Around The State, General News|

A to Zinc: Missouri Researchers Confirm Zinc’s Role in Fertility

Infertility affects 20 percent of the population, and finding ways to overcome the conditions that prompt it can cost thousands of dollars and hours of heartache. Researchers at the University of Missouri have confirmed that zinc plays a large role in supporting fertility in men. Karl Kerns, a Ph.D. student at the University of Missouri

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Around The State, General News|Tags: , |

Gene editing technology may improve accuracy of predicting individuals’ heart disease risk

Scientists may now be able to predict whether carrying a specific genetic variant increases a person's risk for disease using gene editing and stem cell technologies, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. For the first time, the study demonstrates the unique potential of combining stem cell-based disease modeling (Induced pluripotent stem

June 21st, 2018|Categories: General News|Tags: , , |

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

As people age, their immune systems age, too. And new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that aging immune cells increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness in the United States. Studying mice and cells from patients, the researchers found that as immune cells called