HHS Officially Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Again Ahead of Upcoming Expiration Date Health and Human Services has officially extended its COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days ahead of the Oct. 23 expiration date. Read more...
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered CRISPR Gene Editing Tool for ‘Rewriting the Code of Life’
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered CRISPR Gene Editing Tool for 'Rewriting the Code of Life' The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing. They discovered one of gene technology's sharpest tools:
Panel Outlines Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups. As expected, the panel recommended health care workers
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
Stem Cells Can Repair Parkinson’s-Damaged Circuits in Mouse Brains The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Stem cells, which are endlessly adaptable, have offered the promise of better neural repair. But the brain’s
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...
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 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
Leading the Way: MU researcher Salman Hyder Has Spent a Career Battling Breast Cancer and Mentoring the Next Generation of Researchers
Leading the Way: MU researcher Salman Hyder Has Spent a Career Battling Breast Cancer and Mentoring the Next Generation of Researchers Salman Hyder has spent nearly two decades at the University of Missouri researching ways to stop the spread of breast cancer. Among his greatest discoveries was that combined hormone replacement
First Immune-Evading Cells Created to Treat Type 1 Diabetes Salk Institute scientists have made a major advance in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, an illness that impacts an estimated 1.6 million Americans with a cost of $14.4 billion annually. Read more...