Discovery of T cells’ role in Alzheimer’s, related diseases, suggests new treatment strategy
A new study from researchers at the School of Medicine indicates that T cells play a key role in neurodegeneration related to the brain protein tau, a finding that suggests new treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Taylor Family Center for Student Success to set ‘new standard’ for universities
Washington University emeritus trustee Andrew Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, and his wife, Barbara, have made a $15 million gift to establish the Taylor Family Center for Student Success. The center will connect students to resources, a community of peers — and access to social capital.
Stickiness may determine how influenza spreads
Michael Vahey at the McKelvey School of Engineering, will investigate how influenza virus proteins contribute to the spread of infection with a five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Imaging tech produces real-time 3D maps of uterine contractions during labor
Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed a new imaging method to produce detailed 3D maps of uterine contractions in real time. The technology could help define the progression of healthy labor and identify when problems may be developing, such as in preterm labor or labor arrest.
WUPD completes training to support people with sensory issues
The Washington University Police Department has completed training through the nonprofit KultureCity to recognize and support people experiencing sensory overload situations during police interactions. WUPD vehicles are now equipped with sensory bags containing noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools and more.
Apte receives Bárány Prize
Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD, in the John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the School of Medicine, has received the 2023 Ernst H. Bárány Prize from the International Society for Eye Research.
‘Motivated by hope and humility’
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, explores the “vast, mysterious world” of the microbiome to find solutions to promote healthy growth in malnourished children. In recognition of his groundbreaking work, Gordon received the 2022 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
In Africa, hope
Africans have made great strides fighting the legacy of colonialism while contending with the ongoing plunder of their natural resources and geopolitical battles for influence on the continent. Despite this progress, difficulties remain, including poverty, environmental challenges and public health issues.