Breakthrough Could Lead to Early Detection of Pregnancy Complications

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

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

Lighting Up Biology from Within

Lighting Up Biology from Within A biochemical reaction between an enzyme called luciferase and oxygen causes fireflies to glow and is considered one of the most well-known examples of bioluminescence in nature. Now, an international team of researchers led by Elena Goun at the University of Missouri is working to

Developing a Targeted Delivery System to Treat Cancer

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

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