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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

Missouri State University

October 7, 2022 – Grape Seed and Chocolate as Prescriptions for Pain? MSU Research Looks at ‘Nutraceuticals’ – Springfield News-Leader

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

Missouri S&T

May 23, 2022 – Missouri S&T Researcher is Helping Develop Laser Surgery of the Future – STL NPR

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

St. Louis University

November 2, 2022 – Saint Louis University Launches New Institute to Advance Neuroscience Research – SLU News

September 2, 2022 – Research: Low Testosterone Levels in Men Linked to COVID-Related Hospitalizations – SLU News

July 18, 2022 – SLU Researcher Helps Develop Treatment for a Type of Incurable Liver Disease – KMOV

March 2022 – SLU Physician-Scientist Awarded $428,020 NIH Grant to Study Short Bowel Syndrome – SLU News

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

Stowers Institute

July 13, 2022 – Kansas City Scientist Finds Proteins in the Brain Can Do More than Cause Alzheimer’s Disease – KCUR

June 27, 2022 – Jellyfish Sting Mechanism Unveiled; Could Help Design Future Delivery Devices – GEN

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

University of Missouri

November 3, 2022 – Monkeypox Mutations Cause Virus to Spread Rapidly, Evade Drugs and Vaccines, MU Study Finds – Show Me Mizzou News

September 19, 2022 – From Analog to Digital – Showme Missouri News

August 8, 2022 – Prescription Prenatal Opioid Use Drawing Increased Concern – St. Joseph News-Press

July 18, 2022 – MU Researchers Discover Breakthrough Information About Omicron Sub Variants – KOMU

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

Washington University

November 16, 2022 – Lung Infections Caused by Soil Fungi Are a Problem Nationwide – WUSTL News

November 9, 2022 – Rejuvenated Immune Cells Can Improve Clearance of Toxic Waste from Brain – WUSTL News

October 26, 2022 – New Strategy Shows Potential to Block Nerve Loss in Neurodegenerative Diseases – WUSTL News

October 11, 2022 – $9 Million to Fund Study of ‘Jumping Genes’ in Alzheimer’s – WUSTL News

September 21, 2022 – Investigational Drug for Genetic Form of ALS Improves Disease’s Molecular Signs – WUSTL News

September 7, 2022 – Nasal COVID-19 Vaccine Approved in India Based on Washington University Technology – WUSTL News

July 21, 2022 – Cigarette Smokers Who Try to Quit Often End Up Vaping and Smoking – WUSTL News

July 15, 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccines May Temporarily Cause Changes to Menstrual Bleeding – Medical News Today

July 7, 2022 – Cancer Cells Aren’t Purposefully Wasting Glucose, They’re Consuming It Too Quickly – Technology Networks

June 27, 2022 – Gut Bacteria Mine Dietary Fiber to Release Beneficial Nutrients – WUSTL News

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 17, 2022 – Vaccine Shown to Prolong Life of Patients With Aggressive Brain Cancer – The Guardian

November 17, 2022 – How Bioinformatics Can Be Used To Develop Precision Cancer Therapies – Technology Networks

November 14, 2022 – How Researchers Used CRISPR Gene Editing to Send Immune Cells After Cancer – Arstechnica

November 10, 2022 – Blood Stem Cell Transplant Could Reboot Immune System in Multiple Sclerosis Patients – Neuroscience News

October 28, 2022 – Using Artificial Intelligence In Cancer Genome Research – Forbes

October 28, 2022 – Stem Cell Protein Facilitates Relapse of Pediatric Brain Tumors – Mirage News

October 27, 2022 – How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Future of Medicine – Hour Detroit

October 27, 2022 – Stem Cell-Derived Organoids Mimic Human Parathyroid Tissue – Phys Org

October 26, 2022 – New Gene Editing Strategy Could Lead to Treatments for People Born with Inherited Diseases of the Immune System – Science Daily

September 20, 2022 – Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Agency Funds Clinical Trial for a Functional Cure for HIV – CIRM

September 9, 2022 – Stem Cell-Based Therapy to Produce GDNF Found Safe in Human Trial – ALS News Today

August 23, 2022 – Can We Stop the Heart From Aging? This Landmark Genetic Study Is a Start – Singularity Hub

August 22, 2022 – Mild Electric Shocks to the Brain May Protect Older People from Memory Loss – The Guardian

August 18, 2022 – Israeli Scientists Develop AI to Treat Cancer – The Jerusalem Post

August 17, 2022 – Chinese Scientists Develop New ‘Controllable and Reversible’ Gene-Editing Technique – South China Morning Post

August 16, 2002 – CRISPR Finds Alzheimer’s Clues in Brain’s Cleaning Crew – Fierce Biotech

July 20, 2022 – Scientists Develop Blueprint for Turning Stem Cells into Sensory Interneurons – Phys Org

July 19, 2022 – FDA to Speed Up Review of Novel CAR-T Cell Therapy for Rare Forms of Lymphoma and Leukemia – Cure Today

July 12, 2022 – Edits to a Cholesterol Gene Could Stop the Biggest Killer on Earth – Technology Review

July 6, 2022 – Nanotechnology Advances Regenerative Medicine: Bone Formation Comes Down to the Nanowire – Sci Tech Daily

July 1, 2022 – The First CRISPR Gene-Editing Drug is Coming — Possibly as Soon as Next Year – Fast Company

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