School of Medicine surgeon Amy Moore, MD, has performed nerve transfer surgeries on children stricken with a rare paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis. Researchers believe the condition may be caused by a common enterovirus.
Douglas Char, MD, professor of emergency medicine, helps people when they are at their most distressed. Char treats patients in the emergency rooms at St. Louis Children’s and Barnes-Jewish hospitals, but also helps out in major disasters as a member of a federal disaster medical assistance team.
One in four older adults experiences delirium after surgery. However, School of Medicine researchers have found that closely monitoring brain activity and minimizing anesthesia if needed has no significant effect on the occurrence of delirium.
Samuel Achilefu, the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the 2019 recipient of the SPIE Britton Chance Award in Biomedical Optics. The annual award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements in the field of biomedical optics.
A new study from the School of Medicine finds that women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking. The findings could be one clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men.
Researchers at the School of Medicine may have found a path toward improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy in people with breast or ovarian cancer caused by defects in one of the BRCA genes. The researchers identified a pair of genes that operate in parallel to BRCA and may increase susceptibility to chemotherapy drugs.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have discovered clues to a particularly deadly form of rejection that can follow lung transplantation. Called antibody-mediated rejection, the condition remains impervious to available treatments and difficult to diagnose. The researchers have identified, in mice, a process that may prevent the condition and lead to possible therapies to treat it.
The School of Medicine’s Steven Teitelbaum, MD, has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine for his work on bone biology. The award recognizes scientists whose work has major benefits for humanity.
With the help of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team that includes scientists from the School of Medicine is poised to improve cancer care in Guatemala with new state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment.
Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been chosen as the recipient of the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s 2019 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. He is being honored for his contributions to understanding the molecular basis of disease caused by globally emerging RNA viruses such as Zika, West Nile and chikungunya.