New collaboration with Pfizer aimed at speeding drug discovery

Washington University in St. Louis is collaborating with the biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. on research aimed at speeding the development of new drugs. The university is the first academic institution in the Midwest to join Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation’s (CTI) collaborative network.

Better than a pill

With a new $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health, a team from Washington University in St. Louis plans to develop a silk-based system to better alleviate the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis.

WashU Expert: Advice to keep the vulnerable insured

Mary Politi, associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is a clinical psychologist with research and expertise in policy, health care and health insurance decision-making. She offers this advice to the president and cabinet members regarding the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare: As the Trump […]

NICU study highlights importance of sound

Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), where, ideally, they are protected from too much noise stimulation. However, researchers at the School of Medicine have found that preemies may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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