Flu antibody protects against numerous and wide-ranging strains

Flu antibody protects against numerous and wide-ranging strains

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.
Training researchers to address mental health disparities

Training researchers to address mental health disparities

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.
Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

Premature infants are at high risk of developing life-threatening lung infections, partly because their lungs are underdeveloped at birth. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found, in mice, that an inhaled drug promotes the development of lung immunity and reduces the risk of pneumonia.