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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.

Danforth Plant and Science Center

June 11, 2019 – New research reveals sustainable method to produce lifesaving opiate antidotes at a reduced cost

Missouri S&T

July 31, 2019 – Two biology students just wanted an ‘A’ — ultimately they devised a Crohn’s Disease treatment

St. Louis University

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

May 23, 2019 – Researchers investigate hormonal links between diet and obesity

May 15, 2019 – SLU researchers enroll patients in clinical trial to test botulinum toxin for rare neurologic disorder

February 13, 2019 – Does PTSD really harm veterans’ hearts?

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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

April 4, 2019 – Research discovers the survival strategy of selfish genes

April 2, 2019 – Research reveals biochemical mechanism underlying long-term memory

March 15, 2019 – Researchers have found navigator neurons essential for the sense of smell

March 15, 2019 – Blood-forming adult stem cells can be expanded, says research

March 11, 2019 – Protein Interaction May Now Be Defined in a Quick and Efficient Manner

University of Missouri

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

August 14, 2019 – New method rapidly detects invisible dangers to food

July 19, 2019 – Veterinary Health Center at Kansas City advances plans to establish collaborative clinical trial facility

July 17, 2019 – Emerging research on the use of LSVT BIG® in people with chronic stroke

July 1, 2019 – MU launches Precision Medicine Institute

June 25, 2019 – MU Dean discovers multifaceted inspiration

June 2019 – Preventing triple negative breast cancer from spreading

May 8, 2019 – Intelligence can link to health and aging, MU study finds

February 19, 2019 – Space for Hearts: The evolution of Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center

Washington University

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 25, 2019 – NIH funds centers to improve, diversify reference human genome

August 1, 2019 – Blood test is highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer’s before symptoms arise

June 24, 2019 – Alzheimer’s missing link ID’d, answering what tips brain’s decline

May 30, 2019 – Heartburn drugs linked to fatal heart and kidney disease, stomach cancer

May 29, 2019 – $9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

May 29, 2019 – Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

May 6, 2019 – Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab

April 26, 2019 – Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children

February 27, 2019 – Nerve transfer surgery gives hope to children with rare paralyzing illness

February 5, 2019 – Less anesthesia during surgery doesn’t prevent post-op delirium

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

September 16, 2019 – Transplanted brain stem cells survive without anti-rejection drugs in mice – Science Daily

August 22, 2019 – The next trick for CRISPR is gene-editing pain away – MIT Technology Review

July 31, 2019 – US Senate bill would ban embryonic stem cell research – The Niche

July 29, 2019 – In a 1st, doctors in U.S. use CRISPR tool to treat patient with genetic disorder – NPR

July 26, 2019 – Sham stem cell studies force NIH to weed its research database – Bloomberg

July 25, 2019 – CIRM board approves new clinical trial for breast cancer related brain metastases – CIRM

July 24, 2019 – Unlocking therapies for hard-to-treat lung cancers – SALK

July 10, 2019 – Trump to order overhaul of organ transplant and kidney dialysis systems – Washington Post

July 8, 2019 – Stem cell funding agency CIRM is nearly out of funds – The Scientist

June 5, 2019 – Trump administration imposes new restrictions on fetal tissue research – Washington Post

May 23, 2019 – Stem cell agency board approves new clinical trial for Type 1 Diabetes – CIRM Release

May 15, 2019 – Stem-cell and genetic therapies make a healthy marriage – Nature

April 23, 2019 – Medicare proposes a boost in payments for CAR-T and other breakthrough drugs and devices – STAT

April 17, 2019 – New study targets Achilles’ heel of pancreatic cancer, with promising results – Salk Institute

April 10 2019 – Four technologies that could transform the treatment of blindness – Nature

April 8, 2019 – Targeting brain stem cell aging in progressive MS may enhance remyelinationSpecialty Pharmacy Times

March 28, 2019 – Extending human longevity with regenerative medicineSingularityHub

March 28, 2019 – Cultured stem cells reconstruct sensory nerve and tissue structure in the noseTuftsNow

March 28, 2019 – New strategy for editing blood stem cells is more efficient and targetedScienceDaily

March 6, 2019 – Scientists find method to boost CRISPR efficiency- UT Southwestern Medical Center

March 5, 2019 – HIV remission achieved in second patient- University College London News

February 28, 2019 – Discovery of the genetic “conductor” of brain stem cells- SISSA

February 12, 2019 – Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells- Mayo Clinic