School of Medicine researchers are trying a different approach to alleviate depression. Using CRISPR technology, the scientists have been able to target a different type of receptor in the brain that may be aided by natural mood-boosting substances.
Joseph J. Billadello, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at the School of Medicine, died Aug. 8 in St. Louis following a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 65.
Inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy results in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term, according to a multicenter study that involved the School of Medicine and was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Researchers at the School of Medicine have uncovered new details in how a tissue called the olfactory epithelium develops in the nasal cavity. The findings could shed new light on why dogs have such a good sense of smell.
A new School of Medicine study shows that children born with neurofibromatosis (NF1), a common genetic syndrome, are much more likely to have brain tumors than previously thought.
Thomas H. Schindler, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis’ Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, has received the prestigious Hermann Blumgart Award for Cardiovascular Imaging from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Jin Vivian Lee, a second-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of 60 recipients of a $5,000 summer research fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.
Joshua B. Rubin, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the Pioneer Award for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology from the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.
The School of Medicine has joined with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in a collaborative research partnership aimed at pursuing new therapies for patients with complex medical conditions, especially rare diseases that may have few or no treatment options. The global pharmaceutical company will fund up to $10 million over five years.
Jian Wu, a postdoctoral research associate who works with Washington University medical physicist Hua Li, has won the Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition at the 60th annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.