A study led by School of Medicine researchers showed that, contrary to expectations, most people with severe COVID-19 do not suffer from unbridled inflammation. The findings suggest that anti-inflammatory therapies may not be helpful for most COVID-19 patients.
Vetta Thompson, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Studies at the Brown School, discusses how partnership and sustained community efforts are key components in addressing the racism that contributes to disparities in disease, including COVID-19.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that the drug fluvoxamine may help prevent deterioration in COVID-19 patients, making hospitalization less likely.
Han Li, MD ’15, shares what it was likes to treat COVID-19 patients during the early days of the pandemic.
Alumnus Ani Vallabhaneni is co-founder of Sanergy, an organization employing systems-based solutions to solve urban sanitation challenges — and transforming lives in the process.
What would a truly intergenerational community look like? Three WashU scholars explain how a community can become more accessible for people of every age.
Cancer cells can survive even after being hit with high doses of chemotherapy or radiation, but a School of Medicine team working to make treatment more effective is focusing on ways to tweak the inner machinery of cancer cells to make them more susceptible to dying.
Washington University School of Medicine is one of four institutions to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study how to improve emergency care for adults with dementia. For the project, experts in emergency medicine, geriatrics and dementia will identify and address gaps in emergency care.
Although viruses such as herpes simplex can infect the eye’s cornea and Zika virus has been found in corneal tissue and tears, new School of Medicine research suggests the cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus.
By studying animals choosing between drink options, School of Medicine researchers have found that the activity of certain neurons in the brain leads directly to the choice of one option over another. The findings could lead to better understanding of how decision-making goes wrong in conditions such as addiction and depression.