Developing a Targeted Delivery System to Treat Cancer In the ongoing battle to find ways to treat cancer, a team at the University of Missouri is addressing the problem from multiple angles, but with a precision approach. Cancer patients are often given chemotherapy, cancer-fighting drugs that kill cancerous cells and
A Niche for the Eye What if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and treated before vision is impaired? Recent findings from the lab of Investigator Ting Xie, PhD, at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research point to the ciliary body
Promising Role for Whole Genome Sequencing in Guiding Blood Cancer Treatment For certain blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), deciding whether patients need an aggressive treatment typically hinges on a set of lab tests to identify genetic changes. Some of these tests rely on
Major NIH Study Seeks to Understand Unusual Forms of Diabetes Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is part of a national research network aiming to discover rare forms of diabetes as a first step toward providing more effective treatments. Read more...
How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain? Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, schizophrenia and many other neurological and psychiatric conditions have been linked to inflammation in the brain. There’s growing evidence that immune cells and molecules play a key role in normal brain development and function as
Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Arise Both of Andrew Kiselica’s grandfathers developed dementia when he was in graduate school. As Kiselica was going through neuropsychology training in graduate school, he saw his mother’s father become unable to walk or speak due to severe dementia. The University of Missouri researcher said
Alzheimer’s in Adults with Down Syndrome Focus of Multicenter NIH Grant Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are taking part in a multisite study to investigate the biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome. By middle age, nearly all people with Down syndrome show
Younger Knee Replacement Patients More Likely to Require Reoperation than Those 60 and Older Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is increasing among patients 65 and younger. One study projects a potential 183% increase in the number of TKA and revision TKA surgeries by the year
Immune Modulator Drugs for COVID-19 Focus of Major NIH Clinical Trial One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the novel coronavirus’s ability to turn the body’s immune system against the body. After the virus has been cleared from the body, the immune system sometimes continues to
Missouri S&T Receives $300 Million Gift for Research and Innovation Center In the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education, St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri S&T, the university announced today. Read more...