Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings

Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings The causes of cerebral palsy have long been debated and often are attributed to in utero infections, premature birth, or brain injury to the baby near or during delivery, usually from a lack of oxygen. But many young children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have

Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains

Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together with an antibody that targets

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages Pancreatic cancer is rarely detected at its early stages because symptoms often do not present themselves until after the cancer has progressed. By then, invasive procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation are often needed to treat the cancer. Now, researchers at the University

African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis

African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis Diagnosing autism in children as early as possible is essential to improving their language, social and cognitive skills. But often the diagnosis is made relatively late — even after some children begin elementary school. In the United States, diagnostic delays

Imaging Agent Developed at Washington University Spotlights Inflammation

Imaging Agent Developed at Washington University Spotlights Inflammation Many of the most common diseases — cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and lung disease, and even COVID-19 — have been linked to chronic or excessive inflammation. Blood tests can indicate that some part of a person’s body is inflamed, but doctors don’t have

Researchers Create Unique DNA Biosensor for Early Stage Disease Detection

Researchers Create Unique DNA Biosensor for Early Stage Disease Detection Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri S&T. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics –

Effort to Screen Potential COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Underway

Effort to Screen Potential COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Underway Six months into the pandemic, people diagnosed with mild cases of COVID-19 still are told to isolate themselves and wait out the infection at home. Doctors monitor such patients so they can intervene if their condition deteriorates, but no antiviral drugs have