MU Study Identifies Mutations Specific to Omicron Variant While the Omicron variant continues to infect people around the world, researchers at the University of Missouri have identified the highly prevalent, specific mutations that are causing the Omicron variant’s high rate of infection. Read more...
Antidepressant May Prevent Severe COVID-19, Follow-up Study Indicates In the largest study yet to evaluate a common, low-cost antidepressant as a treatment for COVID-19, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and from Canada and Brazil have found that the drug fluvoxamine prevents some of the most
International Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial to Test Two Drugs in Combination Researchers leading a worldwide clinical trial aimed at finding treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are modifying an arm of the trial to evaluate a combination of drugs targeting two brain proteins: amyloid and tau. The trial – known as the Tau
Turning Resources into Research. Research Team Uses Anesthesiology Equipment to Study Effects of Face Masks
Turning Resources into Research. Research Team Uses Anesthesiology Equipment to Study Effects of Face Masks Misinformation in the health care community can be deadly, especially amidst a global health crisis. One recent case of misinformation linked wearing disposable masks to harmful levels of carbon dioxide (C02) in pediatric participants. The
Meet a SLU Researcher: Edwin Antony, Ph.D. Edwin Antony, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Antony’s research includes how enzymes function within cells and how they recognize damage to DNA that can cause diseases such as cancer. Antony includes SLU undergraduate students in this vital research.
NextGen Offers New Possibilities for MU Researchers Addressing Health Disparities Loren Bauerband, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions, uses large data sets gathered from many sources — often called big data — to research health disparities facing transgender
Breakthrough Could Lead to Early Detection of Pregnancy Complications The quest to create safer, more successful pregnancies is one of the top goals of modern science. While pregnancy is better understood today than ever before, with improvements in technology helping to lower the risk of negative outcomes, there is much
Laughing Gas Relieves Symptoms in People with Treatment-Resistant Depression A single, one-hour treatment that involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide — otherwise known as laughing gas — significantly improved symptoms in people with treatment-resistant depression, according to new data from researchers at Washington University School of
How Saint Louis University's Dr. Daniel Hoft Became One of the Nation's Leading Vaccine Experts Dr. Daniel Hoft is the director of the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development, one of only 10 National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine Treatment Evaluation Units in the country. During the pandemic, the Columbia,
Stroke-Recovery Device Using Brain-Computer Interface Receives FDA Market Authorization A first-of-its kind device that helps people disabled by stroke regain significant control over their arm and hand function by using their minds has received market authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation System, developed