School of Medicine researchers have snapped high-resolution pictures of the chikungunya virus latched onto a protein found on the surface of cells in the joints. The findings could accelerate efforts to find new ways to prevent or treat viral arthritis.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis cause the most lethal infectious disease in the world. Researchers at the School of Medicine and Umea University in Sweden have found a compound that can prevent and even reverse antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis bacteria.
The School of Medicine’s Yongjian Liu has received an Emerging Investigator Award to find ways to detect plaque at risk of shedding fragments that could cause heart attacks or strokes.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that treating mice with an antibiotic reduces the size of lesions caused by endometriosis. The researchers are planning a clinical trial to test the strategy in women who have the painful condition.
School of Medicine researchers have identified a previously unknown, rare muscle disease that can be treated with immunosuppressing drugs.
A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
A new study led by the School of Medicine shows that most Americans spend a lot of time sitting, despite public health messages that prolonged sitting is unhealthy. Such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
A policy change regarding the rules of lung distributions for transplants has had several unintended consequences, according to a new study from the School of Medicine.
Removing one gene caused normal muscle muscle fibers to grow to three times their normal size. Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that targeting a protein related to that gene with lithium can reduce muscle wasting in a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
Pregnancy tests can sometimes give a false negative result to women several weeks into their pregnancies, according to research by Ann Gronowski, professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine. Her findings led the FDA to change its standards for evaluating new pregnancy tests, but old tests with the false-negative problem are still on the market.