Tess Thompson, research assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study unmet social needs of cancer patients and their caregivers, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for both.
S. Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD, an associate professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is recognized for applying machine learning to chemical biology and medicine, and for extraordinary public outreach promoting an understanding of science among communities of faith.
People with serious mental illness die at a much younger age than people in the general population. This book looks at decades of research and asks two questions: Why? And, what can be done to address these deadly health inequities?
Research from the lab of Hong Chen, at the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, and collaborators found that using focused-ultrasound-mediated liquid biopsy in a mouse model released more tau proteins and another biomarker into the blood than without the intervention. This noninvasive method could facilitate diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders.
A new study led by the School of Medicine reveals at least one cause of low white blood cell counts in patients treated for glioblastoma and demonstrates a potential treatment strategy that improves survival in mice.
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, at the School of Medicine, has been named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
Douglas Luke, the Irving Louis Horowitz Professor in Social Policy at the Brown School, was part of a National Academies of Science committee that reviewed how federal dietary guidelines are developed.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown signaling pathway cells use to protect their DNA while it is being copied. The findings suggest a way that could boost the potency of cancer therapeutics.
Christine O’Brien, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and her team have received a $20,000 prize from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology for Maternal Health Challenge.
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