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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

January 5, 2021 – Everything’s up to Date in Kansas City, at Least When It Comes to Genomics – RAREX

June 5, 2020 – Allergy Telemedicine Effective, but Regulations Must Change

Missouri S&T

October 12, 2020 – Missouri S&T Receives $300 Million Gift for Research and Innovation Center – Missouri S&T News

August 24, 2020 – Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Efficiency in Kidney Transplant Network – Missouri S&T News

April 7, 2020 – Researchers Create Unique DNA Biosensor for Early Stage Disease Detection

St. Louis University

July 21, 2020 – COVID-19 Vaccine Trials to be Conducted at Saint Louis University, Washington University

April 5, 2020 – St. Louis Researchers Mobilize on New Coronavirus, Seeking Treatments, Answers

St. Luke’s Hospital

April 25, 2020 – Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Leads Trial to See if Diabetes Drug Can Prevent Serious Covid-19 Complications

University of Missouri

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

January 28, 2021 – Cats May Help Increase Empathy, Decrease Anxiety for Kids with Autism – MU CVM News

January 12, 2021 – Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System – Show Me Mizzou

January 5, 2021 – Okorodudu Follows the Lead of His Mentor in Inspiring Black Students to Pursue Medicine – MU Med School News

November 30, 2020 – Personalizing Recovery From ‘Lost’ Limbs – Show Me Mizzou News

November 11, 2020 – Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Arise – Show Me Mizzou News

October 27, 2020 – Younger Knee Replacement Patients More Likely to Require Reoperation than Those 60 and Older – MU News

October 20, 2020 – MU Among First Institutions to Enroll Patient in International COVID-19 Clinical Trial – MU News

September 23, 2020 – Leading the Way: MU researcher Salman Hyder Has Spent a Career Battling Breast Cancer and Mentoring the Next Generation of Researchers – MU News

August 25. 2020 – Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages – UM News

July 2020 – Beams of Light to Treat Diabetes: UMKC Invention Gets Federal Funding Boost

July 2020 – The D.V.M. – The Dean’s Video Message

June 18, 2020 – Genome Sequences Could Be Key to COVID-19

June 16, 2020 – MU Advances Chemotherapy-Free Treatment for Cancer in Animals and Humans

June 3, 2020 – Unique Cells Found in Lung Cancer Patients may Predict Survival

May 4, 2020 – MU Researcher Identifies Four Possible Treatments for Covid-19

University of Missouri – Kansas City

November 23, 2020 – Grant Helps Black Churches Fight COVID-19 – UMKC News

July 17, 2020 – UMKC’s Health Equity Institute works to halt COVID-19 pandemic in KC – KSHB TV

Washington University

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 27, 2021 – How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain? – WUSTL News

December 28, 2020 – Common Brain Malformation Traced to Its Genetic Roots – WUSTL News

December 7, 2020 – Novel Form of Alzheimer’s Protein Found in Spinal Fluid Indicates Stage of the Disease – WUSTL News

December 1, 2020 – Gene That Protects Against Osteoarthritis Identified – WUSTL News

October 22, 2020 – Alzheimer’s in Adults with Down Syndrome Focus of Multicenter NIH Grant – WUSTL News

October 16, 2020 – Immune Modulator Drugs for COVID-19 Focus of Major NIH Clinical Trial – WUSTL News

September 28, 2020 – Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings – WUSTL News

September 24, 2020 – Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains – WUSTL News

September 11, 2020 – Imaging Agent Developed at Washington University Spotlights Inflammation – WUSTL News

August 23, 2020 – African American Children with Autism Experience Long Delays in Diagnosis – WUSTL News

August 19, 2020 – New Center to Explore Brain, Immune System Connections

July 28, 2020 – Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes

July 8, 2020 – Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Inherited Form of ALS, Trial Indicates

July 1, 2020 – Effort to Screen Potential COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs Underway

June 12, 2020 – Scientists Map How Human Retinal Cells Relay Information to Brain

June 10, 2020 – COVID-19 Mouse Model Will Speed Search for Drugs, Vaccines

April 22, 2020 – Diabetes Reversed in Mice With Genetically Edited Stem Cells Derived From Patients

April 27, 2020 – Potential Biomarker for Autism Identified in Infants

April 5, 2020 – St. Louis Researchers Mobilize on New Coronavirus, Seeking Treatments, Answers

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

January 25, 2021 – As Virus Grows Stealthier, Vaccine Makers Reconsider Battle Plans – NY Times

January 20, 2021 – Studies Suggest Vaccinated People Protected From New Covid-19 Variants – CNN

January 5, 2021 – Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Implanted Into COVID Patients Improve Survival Chances, Study Suggests – Independent

December 7, 2020 – A 73-Year-Old-Woman Who Should Have Gotten Alzheimer’s, Didn’t—Revitalizing a Search for the Cure – Newsweek

December 6, 2020 – Bayer Accelerates Cell and Gene Therapy Drive with Atara Deal – Reuters

December 2, 2020 – CIRM funded trial for sickle cell disease gives patient a chance for a better future – CIRM

December 2, 2020 – Aubagio Slows Grey Matter, Whole Brain Atrophy in CIS, Study Finds – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

November 23, 2020 – Train Your Body to Work Out—or Just Hang Out—in Colder Weather – The Wall Street Journal

November 13, 2020 – Nanotechnologies to Help in New Cancer Treatment Strategy – Cordis

November 13, 2020 – Study Shows How to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Show – AJC

November 10, 2020 – Groundbreaking Stem Cell Research Could Restore Sight to People with Macular Diseases – Medical Xpress

October 29, 2020 – Engineering Stem Cells to Treat Bone Cancer – News Medical Net

October 12, 2020 – HHS Officially Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Again Ahead of Upcoming Expiration Date – Radiology Business

October 7, 2020 – Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered CRISPR Gene Editing Tool for ‘Rewriting the Code of Life’ – CNN

October 2, 2020 – Panel Outlines Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution – AP News

September 30, 2020 – A Potential Cause of CAR T Side Effects, and A Path Forward – PenToday

September 26, 2020 – Stem Cells Can Repair Parkinson’s-Damaged Circuits in Mouse Brains – University of Wisconsin-Madison News

September 4, 2020 – Through Enzyme Testing, Researchers Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool – UT News

September 4, 2020 – Coronavirus Reinfections: Three Questions Scientists Are Asking – Nature

August 19, 2020 – First Immune-Evading Cells Created to Treat Type 1 Diabetes – Salk News

August 18, 2020 – Trump Fetal Tissue Ethics Board Urges Rejection of Nearly All Research Proposals – Washington Post

August 5, 2020 – Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries – UCSD News

July 29, 2020 – Gene Therapy Could Offer an Inclusive Cure for Cystic Fibrosis – Nature

July 27, 2020 – Team Led by Manchester Scientists Discover a Way to Slow the Growth of Breast Cancer Stem Cells – About Manchester

July 14, 2020 – First Coronavirus Vaccine Tested in Humans Shows Early Promise – NY Times

July 8, 2020 – Scientists Make Precise Gene Edits to Mitochondrial DNA for First Time – Nature

July 2, 2020 – Research Team Develops Technology to Improve Effectiveness of Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine – Medical Express

June 13, 2020 – Scientists Model Human Stem Cells to Recognize Degeneration in Glaucoma – Microbioz India

June 12, 2020 – Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Turned Into Extra-Ruthless Natural Killer Cells – GEN

June 12, 2020 – Three People With Inherited Diseases Successfully Treated With CRISPR – The Daily Newsletter

June 11, 2020 – How Targeting Killer T Cells in the Lungs Could Lead to Immunity Against Respiratory Viruses – Salk Institute

June 11, 2020 – Putting ‘Super’ in Natural Killer Cells – UC San Diego

May 29, 2020 – Researchers Hope CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Can Yield Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Test – CBC

May 15, 2020 – Research Reveals Another Possible Epstein-Barr Virus Link to MS – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

May 12 – A Secret Experiment Revealed: In a Medical First, Doctors Treat Parkinson’s With a Novel Brain Cell Transplant – STAT

May 8 – First CRISPR test for the coronavirus approved in the United States – Nature

May 5 – A Leading Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Just Started Human Trials in the US – Business Insider

April 27 – Promising New Treatment for Recurrent Pediatric Brain Cancer – Baylor College of Medicine

April 21 – Study shows glaucoma could be successfully treated with gene therapy – University of Bristol

April 20 – Their Three Children have a Fatal Disease, and They Refused to Let the Coronavirus Take Away Their Only Chance at Saving Them – The Washington Post

April 18 – Will Antibody Tests for the Coronavirus Really Change Everything? – Nature

April 17 – FDA approves pill for aggressive breast cancer that’s spread in the body – Stat News

April 17 – CRISPR-Based ‘Discovery Engine’ for New Cell Therapies to Advance Cancer Treatments – University of California San Francisco

April 13, 2020 –  ‘We Need an Army’: Hiring of Coronavirus Trackers Seen as Key to Curbing Disease Spread – Stat

April 9, 2020 – Can Animals Get Coronavirus? What to Know About Pets and COVID-19 – BioNexus

April 9, 2020 – US Testing of 2nd Possible Coronavirus Vaccine Underway in KC – NY Post

April 6, 2020 – Israel, Ranked ‘Safest’ Place in Pandemic, Draws on Asia’s Lessons – Nikkei Asian Review

April 2, 2020 – Is the Coronavirus Airborne? Experts Can’t Agree – Nature