With the help of a grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at the School of Medicine are leading the Long Life Family Study, which includes several generations of families with unusual concentrations of long-lived individuals. The goal is to uncover genetic factors that play roles in long life spans.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have received federal grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grants are part of a nationwide push to fund research targeting the opioid epidemic.
New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is introduced into households and how it can spread among family members.
A new School of Medicine study reveals details about how gut microbes interact with norovirus infection in the mouse gut. The research opens up new ways of thinking about potential therapies for this intestinal infection.
School of Medicine researchers have received an $11.5 million grant to lead a multicenter effort to understand how brain development in babies with Down syndrome differs from that in other babies. The effort will provide a foundation that may lead to therapies to counter developmental delays in children with the condition.
Scientists at the School of Medicine and Harvard have revealed the first detailed look at the inner structure of cilia. Cilia perform diverse tasks required to keep the body healthy, but when these whiplike appendages on cells malfunction, the consequences can be devastating.
In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures, specific heart pumps have been associated with serious complications, according to a study led by the School of Medicine.
School of Medicine scientists have found a way to spur heart immune cells to promote healing after a heart attack or other cardiac injury. Such a strategy could help prevent the usual inflammation that follows a heart attack and is a common driver of heart failure.
Contrary to the belief that drinking can literally shrink one’s brain, a new study that includes researchers from Arts & Sciences suggests that a small brain might be a risk factor for heavier alcohol consumption.
Medical scientists at the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research have pioneered the use of neurosteroid drugs to treat psychiatric illness.