Emergency communication test April 4
Washington University Emergency Management plans to test its emergency communication system at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 4. The test ensures that the university can effectively communicate with its community in an emergency.
Mitreva elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Makedonka Mitreva, a professor of medicine and of genetics at the School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of her contributions to the field of microbiology.
Paxlovid reduces risk of long-term health problems, death from COVID-19
People infected with COVID-19 who then took the antiviral medication Paxlovid within five days after testing positive experienced a reduced risk of long-term health problems, hospitalization and death for up to six months, according to a study by researchers at the School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care system.
Susan Shannon, staff member in Arts & Sciences, 60
Susan Shannon, an accounting and payroll assistant in the Office of Graduate Studies in Arts & Sciences, died of cancer March 16, 2023, at her home. She was 60.
Multiple substance use disorders may share inherited genetic signature
New research led by Washington University researchers identifies a common genetic signature that may increase a person’s risk of developing substance use disorders. The work eventually could lead to universal therapies to treat multiple substance use disorders and potentially help people diagnosed with more than one.
Zhao studies changes in glia linked to neurodegenerative diseases
New research from the School of Medicine’s Guoyan Zhao and colleagues provides guidance for future study to understand the role of glia in disease pathogenesis using mouse models. The work is published in Nature Aging.
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American Society for Clinical Investigation honors physician-scientists
Three early-career scientists who have conducted their research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been honored with the Young Physician-Scientist Award by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
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.
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.
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