A team led by Washington University School of Medicine scientists has found a way to measure tau levels in the blood. Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
To help people with hearing loss navigate their daily lives, Nancy Tye-Murray and colleagues at the School of Medicine have developed software tools to improve speech recognition. She launched a startup to provide the software to patients and professionals.
David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, an international leader in neurofibromatosis research, received a $3.5 million grant to study why people with a genetic mutation that causes the genetic disorder known as NF1 develop markedly different signs and symptoms.
Washington University health researcher Ross Brownson has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study examining poor implementation of cancer-control programs.
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, is a hand specialist who treats a range of patients, from children with birth differences to injured athletes. He is director of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
New services are opening in the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building and the Mid Campus Center on the Medical Campus, including a cafe, Farmstead, and a campus store.
Saturday, April 15, Washington University students studying neuroscience will be sharing brainy demonstrations they have developed just for kids at the Amazing Brain Carnival, the featured activity at the St. Louis Science Center’s SciFest: Brain Matters.
A $3.6 million grant will fund a collaboration between School of Medicine researchers and the maker of a neurosurgery navigational system. They will create a software program to build personalized 3-D maps of the location of brain function.
New research led by the School of Medicine shows that an influential 2003 study about the interaction of genes, environment and depression may have missed the mark.
About half of all women will experience urinary tract infections in their lifetimes, and despite treatment, about a quarter will develop recurrent infections within six months of initial infection. A new study at the School of Medicine has uncovered a trigger of recurrent UTI infections: a type of vaginal bacteria that moves into the urinary tract.