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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

April 2022 – Experts at Children’s Mercy Kansas City Turn to Long-Read Whole Genome Sequencing to Find Answers for Rare Diseases – PacBio

Kansas University Cancer Center

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

Missouri State University

March 2, 2022 – Research Connecting Noise, Hearing Loss and Migraines – Missouri State News

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

Missouri S&T

February 21, 2022 – Can Music Improve Memory in Older Adults? – Missouri S&T 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

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

May 11, 2022 – From Cavefish to Humans: Evolution of Metabolism in Cavefish May Provide Insight Into Treatments for a Host of Diseases Such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke – Stowers Institute

February 9, 2022 – Joseph Varberg, PhD: Postdoc Magnifies Protein Research in Yeast – Stowers Institute

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

University of Missouri

June 2, 2022 – Joining the Fight Against Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – Show Me Mizzou

April 26, 2022 – Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal for Kids With Autism – Show Me Mizzou

April 5, 2022 – Early Detection Warnings Can Reduce Medical Emergencies – Show Me Mizzou News

March 8, 2022 – A Virtual Way to Rehab from a Stroke – ShowMe Missouri

February 9, 2022 – MU Research Reactor Helps Supply Critical Medical Isotopes During Global Disruption – MU News

January 28, 2022 – HIV Uses Host Cell’s Own ‘Emergency’ Response for Replication, Says MU Researcher – MU News

January 25, 2022 – MU Study Identifies Mutations Specific to Omicron Variant – MU News

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

University of Missouri – Kansas City

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

Washington University

June 13, 2022 – Immunity Boosting Treatment Enhances CAR-T Cell Therapy for Blood Cancers – WUSTL News

May 26, 2022 – Abnormal Development of Brain’s Visual System May Contribute to Autism – WUSTL News

May 25, 2022 – Genetic Roots of 3 Mitochondrial Diseases ID’d Via New Approach – WUSTL News

May 17, 2022 – Protein Linked to Intellectual Disability Has Complex Role – WUSTL News

April 21, 2022 – Calming Overexcited Neurons May Protect Brain After Stroke – WUSTL News

April 13, 2022 – Gut Bacterium Supports Growth in Infants with Severe Acute Malnutrition – WUSTL News

March 8, 2022 – New Strategy Reduces Brain Damage in Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders, in Mice – WUSTL News

March 7, 2022 – Novel Treatment Makes Pancreatic Cancer Susceptible to Immunotherapy, Mouse Study Shows – WUSTL News

February 11, 2022 – Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome in Mice Treated with Novel Class of Compounds – WUSTL

January 24, 2022 – WashU Part of $65 Million NIH Study of Schizophrenia in Young People – WUSTL

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 12, 2022 – Pfizer-BioNTech Shot for Children Under 5 Safe and Effective, FDA Staff Says – The Washington Post

June 10, 2022 – ADA: Beta Bionics’ Automated Insulin Pump Slashes Glucose Levels, Diabetes Distress in Type 1 Patients – Fierce Biotech

May 31, 2022 – Gene Therapy’s Comeback: How Scientists are Trying to Make It Safer – Nature

May 19, 2022 – Scientists Develop ‘Off the Shelf’ Engineered Stem Cells to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer – Medical Xpress

May 17, 2022 – CDC Expresses Concern About Possibility of Undetected Monkeypox Spread in U.K. – STAT

May 11, 2022 – Transfusion of Brain Fluid from Young Mice is a Memory-Elevating Elixir for Old Animals – STAT

May 4, 2022 – Nanoparticles Are the Future of Medicine – Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways to Design Tiny Particle Treatments for Cancer – The Conversation

May 2022 – Parkinson’s: Promising Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Symptoms in Rodents – Medical News Today

April 6, 2022 – Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: What You Need to Know – The Niche

April 4 , 2022 – Scientists engineer a bacteria to produce a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease – Interesting Engineering

March 29, 2022 – Miniature Medical Robots Step Out from Sci-fi – Nature

March 21, 2022 – Nano-Improvements to Rheumatoid Arthritis Stem Cell Therapy Show Success – AZO Nanon

March 15, 2022 – Visionary Progress – The Current

February 28, 2022 – FDA Approves Second CAR-T Cancer Therapy to Treat Multiple Myeloma, Opening the Door for Greater Access – Stat News

February 28, 2022 – Intellia Now Has the Data for No. 1 Unanswered Gene Editing Question: Does It Last? – Fierce Biotech

February 21, 2021 – First Gene Therapy for Tay-Sachs Disease Successfully Given to Two Children – IFLScience

February 16, 2022 – Woman Becomes Third Person to Be Cured of HIV After Researchers Use New Stem Cell Method – People

February 10, 2022 – Heart-Disease Risk Soars After COVID — Even with a Mild Case – Nature

February 8 , 2022 – Stimulating Spinal Cord Helps Paralyzed People to Walk Again – Nature

February 2, 2022 – Researchers Label Early CAR-T Therapy Patient ‘Cured’ After Living a Decade Without Cancer – STAT

February 2, 2002 – Biden Relaunches ‘Cancer Moonshot’ Initiative Aimed at Halving Rate of Cancer Deaths by 2047 – CNN

January 27, 2022 – Long-Haul COVID Comes into Focus Thanks to St. Louis Coctor’s Research – STL NPR

January 27, 2022 – Stem Cell Agency Board Approves Two Early-Stage Research Programs Targeting Cartilage Damage – CIRM

January 13, 2022 – Epstein-Barr Virus May be Leading Cause of Multiple Sclerosis – Harvard 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