A new immunotherapy that targets certain blood cancers is being offered for the first time at Siteman Cancer Center. Newly approved by the FDA for types of advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adults, the CAR-T cell therapy harnesses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.
Scientists at the School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with collaborators in Sri Lanka, have shown that a portable scanning device can measure limb enlargement and disfigurement faster and more easily in patients with elephantiasis.
A new study the School of Medicine shows that having a working copy of the gene TREM2 can reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease under certain conditions but worsen disease in others.
Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed and fixing the complex pricing models is complicated. That’s no excuse for not trying, says the School of Law’s Rachel Sachs.
A new study led by the School of Medicine shows that genetic testing can improve the safety of warfarin, a common blood thinner, for patients at high risk of dangerous blood clots.
Research led by the School of Medicine indicates that prescribing antibiotics — in addition to lancing and draining staph-infected areas — reduces the risk of recurrent infections.
Scientists at the School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a nanoparticle that can deliver chemotherapy directly to tumor cells that have spread to bone. Research in mice showed the treatment kills tumor cells and reduces bone destruction while sparing healthy cells from side effects.
A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that an antibody that protects against dengue virus is also effective against Zika in mice.
Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.
The mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy and pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops underwent computed tomography (CT) scans Sept. 16 at the School of Medicine, in hopes researchers could learn more about the ancient past.