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.
A human antibody that protects mice against a wide range of lethal flu viruses could be the key to a universal vaccine and better treatments for severe flu disease, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and Scripps Research in La Jolla, Calif.
Textured breast implants have been linked to a rare and sometimes fatal cancer. Terence M. Myckatyn, MD, who wrote about the issue in a commentary published Oct. 23 in JAMA Surgery, answers questions about the implants.
New research in mice from the School of Medicine suggests obesity may increase arthritis risk not only in obese people but in their children and grandchildren, too.
School of Medicine researchers have demonstrated in a new study that both killer and helper T cells are needed for tumors to be rejected during cancer immunotherapy.
A new School of Medicine study indicates that people with dementia — whose parents also had dementia — develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Washington University in St. Louis a grant to train young scientists to recognize, investigate and work toward correcting disparities in access to mental health care in the U.S. and abroad.
A grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control at Washington University. The center’s aim will be to reduce cancer disparities in Missouri and central and southern Illinois.