An international team of researchers, led by the School of Medicine, has found that a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia makes it harder for neurons in the brain to communicate with one another, leading to neurodegeneration.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform medicine. Two School of Medicine experts discuss how AI may change health care and what challenges need to be addressed before it can become part of routine care.
School of Medicine neuroscientist Valeria Cavalli studied mice neurons to learn how cells regrow after injury. Her findings could one day lead to better treatments for spinal cord injury.
With the help of a five-year, $6.3 million NIH grant, School of Medicine radiologist Robert J. Gropler, MD, aims to help PET technology reach its potential by expanding the community of PET researchers.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another.
An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to School of Medicine researchers.
A $20 million gift from Paula C. and Rodger O. Riney will help researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis develop new treatments for multiple myeloma.
Eleven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis are among 416 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.
An international team of researchers, including a team from the School of Medicine, has identified a gene that regulates how quickly the body metabolizes alcohol as a key risk factor for alcohol dependence. The researchers also linked genetic factors associated with alcohol dependence to other psychiatric disorders.
A major U.S. study led by School of Medicine researchers has found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis.