The Mass Spectrometry Technology Access Center (MTAC) has opened at the McDonnell Genome Institute on the Medical Campus. The MTAC offers proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics and spatial omics services to help researchers answer questions in basic, translational and clinical research.
People with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop tumors on nerves throughout their bodies. Washington University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a way to use the epilepsy drug lamotrigine to stop such tumor growth in mice.
Michael A. Kass, MD, and Mae O. Gordon, PhD, at the School of Medicine, are the recipients of the 2022 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.
The winners of the Big Ideas Competition, which supports novel and innovative projects in informatics and health-care delivery, were announced May 16.
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.
Andrea Soranno, Kathleen Hall and Alex Holehouse, all at the School of Medicine, received a new five-year $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research genome packaging of the virus that causes COVID-19.
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.
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