Anti-aging compound that improves metabolic health in mice improves muscle glucose metabolism in people
In the first clinical trial of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), School of Medicine researchers have found that the compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice also has clinically relevant effects in people.
Treatment not always needed to prevent vision loss in patients with elevated eye pressure
More than 20 years after the launch of a landmark clinical trial led by the School of Medicine’s Michael A. Kass, MD, follow-up exams and analyses found that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need pressure-lowering treatment to prevent vision loss from glaucoma.
Reagh named APS ‘Rising Star’
Zachariah Reagh, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, has been named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Sciences.
Can changes in driving habits predict cognitive decline in older adults?
Researchers at the School of Medicine have received three grants totaling more than $10 million to study the factors that contribute to deterioration in driving skills in older adults and to determine ways to identify people whose driving skills have begun to decline or are on the verge of slipping.
Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, working in mice, have found that a molecule previously linked to diabetes, cancer and muscle atrophy also seems to be involved in the development of osteoarthritis. It may offer a useful treatment target.
Stronger memories can help us make sense of future changes
Jeffrey Zacks’s latest research turns on its head some popular beliefs about memory, showing that a failed prediction isn’t simply a failure, but also a cue which can help people update their understanding — as long as they realize their prediction was wrong.
For all ages
What would a truly intergenerational community look like? Three WashU scholars explain how a community can become more accessible for people of every age.
Aging memories may not be ‘worse,’ just ‘different’
A study from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences adds nuance to the idea that an aging memory is a poor one and finds a potential correlation between the way people process the boundaries of events and episodic memory.
Scientists map how human retinal cells relay information to brain
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine report that specific types of retinal cells that carry the vast majority of visual signals from the human retina to the brain efficiently process and compress that information so it can be transferred. The study may advance our understanding of eye diseases involving the retina.
Stroke evaluations drop by nearly 40% during COVID-19 pandemic
A study led by the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis has found that stroke evaluations fell by nearly 40% during a period of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that many stroke patients are not seeking potentially life-saving medical treatment.