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 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
Scientists Map How Human Retinal Cells Relay Information to Brain To understand how we see the world and how diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma impair vision, scientists need to understand how the retina communicates vision signals to the brain. Read more...
Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Leads Trial to See if Diabetes Drug Can Prevent Serious Covid-19 Complications
Saint Luke's Cardiologist Leads Trial to See if Diabetes Drug Can Prevent Serious Covid-19 Complications Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and drug company AstraZeneca PLC are conducting a clinical trial to see if a drug now used to treat diabetes could help prevent deadly complications in COVID-19 patients. Read
MU Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Treatment for Arthritis Caused by Lyme Disease Charles R. Brown, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, has been studying Lyme disease for the past 25 years. His primary focus is on
Trials by Fire Since its inception in 2005, the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders has served as a national leader in autism research, advancing the field by improving diagnostic measures, identifying genetic markers that cause autism, and developing effective behavioral treatments for people on the
Diabetes in Mice Cured Rapidly Using Human Stem Cell Strategy Researchers have converted human stem cells into insulin-producing cells and demonstrated in mice infused with such cells that blood sugar levels can be controlled and diabetes functionally cured for nine months. Read more...
Personal Toll: Mother’s Death Sets Twin Scientists on Journey to Find Precision Cancer Therapies Their mother’s death when they were teenagers set identical twins Obi and Malachi Griffith on a shared path to find better cancer therapies. Today, the twins, both geneticists and computational biologists at the School of Medicine,
‘Jumping Genes’ Help Stabilize DNA Folding Patterns “Jumping genes” — bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another — are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates
Saint Louis University, Washington University Collaborate to Share Access to Imaging Center and Invest in Powerful New Microscope
Saint Louis University, Washington University Collaborate to Share Access to Imaging Center and Invest in Powerful New Microscope Saint Louis University (SLU) and Washington University in St. Louis have signed an agreement that will allow SLU researchers to use the Washington University Center of Cellular Imaging (WUCCI). As a part of