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

Missouri State University

March 25, 2020 – CoxHealth Teams with MSU to Make Face Shields Using 3-D Printing Tech

Missouri S&T

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

March 16, 2020 – Researchers Developing Coronavirus Detection System to Screen Travelers

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

March 11, 2020 – SSM Health SLU Hospital Offers CAR T-Cell Therapy, Using the Body’s Immune System to Fight Cancer

Feb. 12, 2020 – Saint Louis University, Washington University collaborate to share access to imaging center and invest in powerful new microscope

December 19, 2019 –  NIH taps SLU for continued vaccine research

October 23, 2019 – In lab, SLU research halts toxic protein linked to Muscular Dystrophy

October 3, 2019 – SLU Research: Incidence of Head and Neck Melanoma in Younger Patients Up 51 Percent

St. Luke’s Hospital

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

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

October 23, 2019 –  Zeroing in on how a tumor suppressor protein is cast away

University of Missouri

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

March 2020 – Ben Olthoff, DVM, Studies Disease that Hits Close to Home

Feb. 2020 – MU researcher awarded grant to study treatment for arthritis caused by Lyme Disease

Feb. 19, 2020 – Trials by fire – Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Jan. 30, 2020 – Gene hunting: the power of precision medicine

December 30, 2019 –  Research dollars: Opening the door to more radiopharmaceuticals

November 7, 2019 – Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

November 6, 2019 – UMKC researcher helps discover new strain of HIV

November 5, 2019 – Behavioral therapy for insomnia shows benefit for children with autism and their parents

October 3, 2019 – MU receives nearly $4M from NIH to commercialize biomedical discoveries

Washington University

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 26, 2020 – Insight into Alzheimer’s Early Stages Provides Clues to Treatment Strategies

March 23, 2020 – Study to Evaluate Antidepressant as Potential COVID-19 Treatment

Feb. 2020 – Personal toll: Mother’s death sets twin scientists on journey to find precision cancer therapies

Feb. 24, 2020 – Diabetes in mice cured rapidly using human stem cell strategy

Feb. 5, 2020 – Gene ID’d as potential therapeutic target for dementia in Parkinson’s

Jan. 23, 2020 – ‘Jumping genes’ help stabilize DNA folding patterns

January 16, 2020 –  $29 million for new phase of international Alzheimer’s study

December 12, 2019 –  Restoring arm, hand function after spinal cord injury focus of clinical trial

November 22, 2019 – Brain imaging of babies with Down syndrome focus of $11.5 million grant

November 19, 2019 – Major Alzheimer’s study to open 5 new Latin American sites

October 24, 2019 – Flu antibody protects against numerous and wide-ranging strains

October 23, 2019 – Arthritis risk linked to obesity may be passed down through generations

October 9, 2019 – Human gut microbes could make processed foods healthier

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

March 26, 2020 – FDA Approves Bristol Myers MS Drug, But Pandemic Will Delay Launch – Xconomy

March 25, 2020 – Companies Seek Regulatory Flexibility as COVID-19 Makes Clinical Disruptions the New Norm – Biocentury

March 13, 2020 – How stem cells repair damage from heart attacks – Science Daily

March 9, 2020 – ‘Primitive’ stem cells shown to regenerate blood vessels in the eye – Johns Hopkins Medicine

March 5, 2020 – CRISPR treatment inserted directly into the body for first time – Nature

March 4, 2020 – From scorpion to immunotherapy: city of hope scientists repurpose nature’s toxin for first-of-its kind car t cell therapy to treat brain tumors – City of Hope

Feb. 11, 2020 – For the first time ever, a drug developed by AI will be tested in human trials – Forbes

Feb. 4, 2020 – Step aside CRISPR, RNA editing is taking off – Nature

Jan. 22, 2020 – Potential way to halt blinding macular degeneration identified – University of Virginia

Jan. 20, 2020 – Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of ‘universal’ cancer therapy – Cardiff University

January 7, 2020 – The trick that could inject new life into an old tuberculosis vaccine – Nature

January 6, 2020 – Quest to use CRISPR against disease gains ground – Nature

December 10, 2019 – KU Cancer Center-invented drug targets transforming bladder treatment – Business Journals

December 10, 2019 – China’s curing cancer faster and cheaper than anywhere else – Bloomberg

December 4, 2019 – Gene Therapy Is Facing Its Biggest Challenge Yet – Nature

November 27, 2019 – Stem Cell Therapies Use Immune System to Repair Broken Hearts – Nature

November 20, 2019 – Machine, Meet Stem Cells – Gladstone Institutes

November 7, 2019 – KU Researchers Studying Possible Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease – KU Medical Center News

October 30, 2019 – New gene therapy for epilepsy provides on-demand release of endogenous substance – Charité

October 29, 2019 – Is CRISPR the next antibiotic? – C & EN

October 17, 2019 – Potential breakthrough in cell therapy use for immunotherapy non-responders – RedMedNet

October 15, 2019 – Drug-light combo could offer control over CAR T-cell therapy – UC San Diego News Center

October 11, 2019 – Researchers find 15% of trials could be replicated using real world data – Endpoints News

October 8, 2019 – FDA offers $15M to fund clinical trials for rare diseases – Health IT Analytics