Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown function for the fragile X protein, the loss of which is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability. The researchers showed that the protein modulates how neurons in the brain’s memory center process information, a central part of learning and memory.
Washington University School of Medicine has received a $61 million grant renewal for its Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences to support clinical and translational research across the region.
Researchers at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine have found a way to help more patients who want to stop smoking. The successful strategy involves using electronic medical records to help identify smokers when they visit their oncologists and offering help with quitting during such visits.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University found that less than half of Americans who received treatment for opioid use disorder over a five-year period were offered a potentially lifesaving medication.
Medical student Morgan Pfeiffer donated her kidney to a baby while an undergraduate student. She will earn her medical degree from Washington University this month and, next, start her residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
At the end of high school, twins Akhil and Rohith Kesaraju were ready to go their own ways. Then they visited Washington University, and everything changed. Now, preparing to graduate, the Kesaraju twins have grown both apart and together on parallel paths of service and research.
Daniel E. Goldberg, MD, PhD, a renowned researcher in molecular parasitology at Washington University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
A new grant awarded to School of Medicine researchers will fund research investigating the role of the immune system in heart failure. Finding ways to harness beneficial immune cells could lead to new therapies that encourage the heart to heal after injuries.
A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard suggests that women who get recurrent urinary tract infections may be caught in a vicious cycle in which antibiotics given to eradicate one infection predispose them to develop another.
Data scientists from Olin Business School have developed a powerful machine learning tool that can immediately take aim at the country’s decadeslong opioid epidemic.