Donated kidneys from deceased COVID-19 patients are safe to transplant
Kidneys from organ donors who were diagnosed with COVID-19 are safe to transplant and don’t transmit the virus to people who receive those organs, according to a new study led by researchers at the School of Medicine.
Patti wins American Chemical Society Midwest Award
Gary Patti, in Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine, has won the 2023 American Chemical Society Midwest Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding achievements in chemistry in the Midwest region.
Cherabie named ‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’ ambassador
Joseph Cherabie, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, has been named a clinical ambassador for the national “Let’s Stop HIV Together” campaign, which is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cancer cells rev up synthesis, compared with neighbors
Researchers led by Gary J. Patti in Arts & Sciences established a method to watch what nutrients are used at which rates spatially throughout a tumor. The new approach offers clues for potential treatment strategies.
Wearable, light-based brain-imaging tech to be commercialized with aid of NIH grant
Wearable brain-imaging tech aims to reveal how the brain works in natural, realistic situations. Washington University researchers received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop and commercialize a brain-imaging cap that uses LED light to gauge brain activity.
Induction of a torpor-like state with ultrasound
Some mammals and birds have a clever way to preserve energy and heat by going into torpor, during which their body temperature and metabolic rate drop. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis safely and noninvasively induced a torpor-like state in mice and rats by using ultrasound to stimulate the hypothalamus preoptic area in the brain.
Moron-Concepcion appointed to NIH advisory board
Jose Moron-Concepcion, the Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council.
Siteman Cancer Center launches cancer screening initiative to address racial disparities
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine is launching a prostate cancer screening initiative along with an educational campaign in the St. Louis region to address racial disparities in prostate cancer.
Research in mice offers clues for vaccinating against deadly bacteria
A mouse study at Washington University School of Medicine points to data that could be key to developing an effective vaccine for the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae. The bug is often resistant to antibiotics, making it difficult to treat in some.
Data from wearables could be a boon to mental health diagnosis
A team of researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine are using Fitbit data and deep learning to detect depression and anxiety.
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