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As the only Missouri organization that works to protect ALL medical research, Missouri Cures collaborates with organizations around the state, and the country, to keep track of the latest developments in therapies and cures.

We are committed to making this information available to patients, patient advocates and policy makers, highlighting the important work being done in Missouri and around the world.

Children’s Mercy Research Hospital

June 7, 2021 – More Insight on Which Kids Are Most at Risk for Severe COVID-19 – MedPage

Kansas University Cancer Center

July 9, 2021 – The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal – KU Cancer Center

Missouri State University

December 2, 2021 – Mapping Traumatic Brain Injury Patterns with Neuroimaging – Missouri State News

October 27, 2021 – Turning Resources into Research. Research Team Uses Anesthesiology Equipment to Study Effects of Face Masks – Missouri State

October 21, 2021 – Finding Magic in Blood Vessel Flow – MSU News

St. Louis University

January 11, 2022 – With $5.3 Million from NIH, DOD, Saint Louis University and University of Maryland Pain Researchers Set Their Sights on Migraine Relief – SLU News

November 9, 2021 – Steroid-Sparing Regimens Lower Risk of Diabetes Mellitus After Transplant in Some Adults – Healio

October 12, 2021 – Meet a SLU Researcher: Edwin Antony, Ph.D. – SLU news

June 10, 2021 – How Saint Louis University’s Dr. Daniel Hoft Became One of the Nation’s Leading Vaccine Experts – KSDK

May 24, 2021 – In Lab, SLU Researchers Find Benefits for Diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease When Combining Two Anti-Diabetes Drugs – SLU News

St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

July 2021 – Saint Luke’s Clinical Trial Shows Improvements in Patients with Common Genetic Heart Condition – BioNexus

Stowers Institute

November 9, 2021 – Graduate School of the Stowers Institute Receives Accreditation – Stowers Institute

University of Missouri

January 10, 2022 – Personalizing Treatment for Severe Limb Injuries – Show Me Missouri News

December 2021 – MU Research Reactor Still Breaking New Ground in Fifth Decade of Operation – MU Vet News

October 19, 2021 – 8 ways Mizzou’s Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building Will Advance Medical Research – Columbia Tribune

October 13, 2021 – MU Lab Aids Surveillance Efforts for Deadly African Swine Fever – Showme Missouri

September 21, 2021 – Clinical Trial Testing Automatic Oxygen Control Device for Premature Infants – ShowMe Missouri

July 29, 2021 – Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine – Gen

July 7, 2021 – Researchers Receive More than $6 Million to Study Diabetes-Related Cardiovascular Disease – Joplin Globe

June 29, 2021 – NextGen Offers New Possibilities for MU Researchers Addressing Health Disparities – ShowMe Mizzou

May 13, 2021 – Ticking Upward: MU Researcher Studies Rise of Tick-Borne Diseases in Midwest – ShowMe Mizzou

May 12, 2021 – Breakthrough Could Lead to Early Detection of Pregnancy Complications – ShowMe News

May 11, 2021 – Lighting Up Biology from Within – ShowMe Mizzou

April 5, 2021 – Understanding How Cancer Can Relapse – MU News

March 3, 2021 – Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Help Reduce Hospitalizations from Nursing Home Residents – MU News

February 22, 2021 – Developing a Targeted Delivery System to Treat Cancer – MU News

University of Missouri – Kansas City

September 15, 2021 – Berkley-Patton Brings Health Care and Healthy Activity to Underserved Populations – KCBJ

Washington University

January 12, 2022 – New Treatment Target ID’d for Radiation-Resistant Cervical Cancer – WUSTL News

December 23, 2021 – What Makes an mRNA Vaccine So Effective Against Severe COVID-19? – WUSTL News

December 20, 2021 – New Alzheimer’s Prevention Trial in Young People – WUSTL News

December 6, 2021 – Antipsychotic Drugs May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer – WUSTL News

November 23, 2021 – Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores – WUSTL News

November 10, 2021 – New Technique May Lead to Safer Stem Cell Transplants – WUSTL

November 9, 2021 – Antidepressant May Prevent Severe COVID-19, Follow-up Study Indicates – WUSTL

November 8, 2021 – International Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial to Test Two Drugs in Combination – WUSTL

November 5, 2021 – Cancer Moonshot Grant Funds Research Into Reducing Health Disparities – WUSTL

October 18, 2021 – African American Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Receive Genetic Counseling, Testing – WUSTL

October 18, 2021 – Emotional Aspects of Chronic Pain Isolated in Brain Circuitry – WUSTL

October 12, 2021 – Common Respiratory Virus Manipulates Immune Genes to Protect Itself – WUSTL

October 11, 2021 – Antiviral Compound Blocks SARS-CoV-2 From Entering Cells – WUSTL

September 16, 2021 – Time Until Dementia Symptoms Appear Can Be Estimated Via Brain Scan – WUSTL

September 1, 2021 – Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated With Implanted Cells That Release Drug – WUSTL

August 24, 2021 – Why Do Short-lived Lung infections Lead to Long-lasting Lung Damage? – WUSTL

August 19, 2021 – Antibodies Block Specific Viruses That Cause Arthritis, Brain Infections – WUSTL

August 16, 2021 – Scans Show the Physical Marks of Poverty on Kids Brains – WUSTL

August 11, 2021 – Research to Explore How Genes, Other Factors Affect Cardiometabolic Disease Risk – WUSTL News

July 22, 2021 – ‘Good Cholesterol’ May Protect Liver – WUSTL News

July 8, 2021 – New Alzheimer’s Treatment Targets Identified – WUSTL News

June 29, 2021 – Cell-Based Immunotherapy Shows Promise Against Melanoma – WUSTL News

June 9, 2021 – Laughing Gas Relieves Symptoms in People with Treatment-Resistant Depression – WUSTL News

June 4, 2021 – Newly Approved Drug Effective Against Lung Cancer Caused by Genetic Mutation – WUSTL News

April 28, 2021 – Draining Brain’s Debris Enhances Alzheimer’s Therapies in Mice – WUSTL

April 27, 2021 – Stroke-Recovery Device Using Brain-Computer Interface Receives FDA Market Authorization – WUSTL

March 24, 2021 – Scientists Find Genetic Link to Clogged Arteries – WUSTL News

March 24, 2021 – Zika Virus Helps Destroy Deadly Brain Cancer in Mice – WUSTL News

March 15, 2021 – International Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial to Test Tau Drugs – WUSTL News

March 10, 2021 – Promising Role for Whole Genome Sequencing in Guiding Blood Cancer Treatment – WUSTL News

March 2, 2021 – Major NIH Study Seeks to Understand Unusual Forms of Diabetes – WUSTL News

February 5, 2021 – Scientists to Explore Whether Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Control Blood Sugar – WUSTL News

January 10, 2022 – First Transplant of a Genetically Altered Pig Heart into a Person Sparks Ethics Questions – STAT

December 26, 2022 – Coronavirus Can Persist for Months After Traversing Body – Bloomberg

December 15, 2021 – NIH Researchers Identify Potential AMD Drugs with Stem-cell Based Research Tool – NIH

December 14, 2021 – Improving Drug Options for Colorectal Cancer Patients – Salk

November 30, 2021 – Which Side Is Which? How the Brain Perceives Borders – Salk

November 23, 2021 – Op-Ed: Huntington’s Key Protein mhTT — Best Way for CRISPR to Prove What It Can Do? – Digital Journal

November 22, 2021 – Type 1 Diabetes: Study Uncovers New Avenue Toward Treatment – Medical News Today

November 13, 2021 – In an Astonishing Feat, a New Drug Reversed Paralysis in Mice With Spinal Cord Injury – Science Alert

November 3, 2021 – Turning CAR-T Tech Against Solid Tumors by Targeting Protein Fragments in Cancer Cells – Rierce Biotech

November 1, 2021 – Scientists Reveal How Alzheimer’s Progresses in the Brain – Medical News Today

October 29, 2021 – Uncovering How Injury to the Pancreas Impacts Cancer Formation – Salk News

October 9, 2021 – Is A Vaccine for Rheumatoid Arthritis Possible? – Medical News Today

October 7, 2021 – Nanotechnology Offers Alternative Ways to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic with Antivirals – Nature

October 6, 2021 – Salk Teams Advance Efforts to Treat, Prevent and Cure Brain Disorders, Via NIH Brain Atlas – Salk News

September 29, 2021 – A Gene-Editing Experiment Let These Patients With Vision Loss See Color Again – NPR

September 16, 2021 – FDA Approves First Human Trial for Potential CRISPR-Led HIV Cure – Biospace

September 13, 2021 – A Fountain of Youth for Ageing Stem Cells in Bone Marrow – Medical Xpress

September 10, 2021 – Trove of CRISPR-like Gene-cutting Enzymes Found in Microbes – Nature

September 9, 2021 – A Joint ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon – WSJ

August 26, 2021 – Research Reveals How Subtle Changes in a microRNA May Lead to ALS – Salk News

August 25, 2021 – Sickle-Cell Disease – Nature

August 17, 2021 – A Look at “Eyes on the Brain Organoids” Cell Stem Cell Paper – The Niche

August 16, 2021 – A New COVID-19 Spit Test Is as Easy as 1-2-3 – The Scientist

August 12, 2021 – New Immunotherapy Approach Wiped Out Tumors in Two Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer, Study Reports – STAT

August 3, 2021 – Acoustically Triggered Nanorobotics Hold Promise for Cancer Treatment – ASME

July 20, 2021 – Bayer’s BlueRock Therapeutics Gains FDA Fast Track for Parkinson’s Disease Cell Therapy – PMLive

July 8, 2021 – Death Rates are Declining for Many Common Cancers in the U.S., Report Finds – Stat News

July 8, 2021 – New Cancer Treatments May be on the Horizon — Thanks to mRNA Vaccines – National Geographic

July 7, 2021 – COVID and the Brain: Researchers Zero in on How Damage Occurs – Nature

July 6, 2021 – Research Shows How T-cells Are Blocked from Fighting Cancer – Del Mar Times

June 18, 2021 – CIRM Board Approves New Clinical Trial for ALS – CIRM

June 13, 2021 – Microspheres Coated in Stem Cells Could Help Mend Broken Hearts – New Atlas

June 11, 2021 – Stem Cell Transplant Trial Enrolls First Patient in Minnesota – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

June 11, 2021 – A CRISPR Treatment for Blood Diseases Shows Curative Promise in Small Study – STAT

June 8, 2021 – Landmark Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Confounds Research Community – Nature

May 27, 2021 – Salivary Protein Database Could Benefit Precision Medicine – Health IT Analytics

May 18, 2021 – An Asthma Vaccine Effective in Mice – Mirage

May 11, 2021 – Alzheimer’s Treatment Proves Effective at Preventing Inflammation, Failure of Orthopedic Implants – Study Finds

May 11, 2021 – Experimental Gene Therapy Cures Children Born Without an Immune System in Clinical Trials – SciTechDaily

May 10, 2021 – Genetic Cause of Hearing Loss Discovered, May Lead to Cure for Deafness – Study Finds

May 1, 2021 – Harvard Scientists Create Gene-Editing Tool That Could Rival CRISPR – Yahoo Finance

March 30, 2021 – Three UC’s Join Forces to Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial Targeting Sickle Cell Disease – CIRM

March 29, 2021 – Bristol Myers Squibb Wins First CAR-T Therapy Approval in Multiple Myeloma – MedCity News

March 16, 2021 – CRISPR-Based Anti-Viral Therapy Could One Day Foil the Flu—and COVID-19 – NIH Director’s Blog

February 17, 2021 – Salk Team Reveals Never-Before-Seen Antibody Binding, Informing Both Liver Cancer and Antibody Design – Salk News

February 16, 2021 – Why Poor Diversity in Medical Research Threatens Health Equity – Patient Engagement Hit

February 14, 2021 – Stem Cell Breakthrough Brings Baldness Cure One Step Closer – New Atlas

February 1, 2021 – Potential for Stem Cells to Repair Myelin Focus of University Toronto Team – MS News Today