With the help of a grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at the School of Medicine are leading the Long Life Family Study, which includes several generations of families with unusual concentrations of long-lived individuals. The goal is to uncover genetic factors that play roles in long life spans.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have received federal grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grants are part of a nationwide push to fund research targeting the opioid epidemic.
Washington University School of Medicine students recently honored faculty and residents with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2018-19 academic year. The awards, which were first given in 1991, reflect the students’ appreciation for dedication, patience and skill in training future physicians.
New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is introduced into households and how it can spread among family members.
A new School of Medicine study reveals details about how gut microbes interact with norovirus infection in the mouse gut. The research opens up new ways of thinking about potential therapies for this intestinal infection.
The School of Medicine’s Institute for Informatics and BJC Healthcare’s Healthcare Innovation Lab are again holding the Big Ideas competition. Letters of intent are due Dec. 13.
School of Medicine researchers have received an $11.5 million grant to lead a multicenter effort to understand how brain development in babies with Down syndrome differs from that in other babies. The effort will provide a foundation that may lead to therapies to counter developmental delays in children with the condition.
Scientists at the School of Medicine and Harvard have revealed the first detailed look at the inner structure of cilia. Cilia perform diverse tasks required to keep the body healthy, but when these whiplike appendages on cells malfunction, the consequences can be devastating.
Peggy Kendall, MD, has been named director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined the university from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures, specific heart pumps have been associated with serious complications, according to a study led by the School of Medicine.