Parkinson’s disease is caused by the injury or death of brain cells known as dopaminergic neurons. A new School of Medicine study shows that people who take drugs that suppress the immune system are less likely to develop the disease, which is characterized by difficulty with movement.
Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter clinical trial of a personalized vaccine that targets the aggressive cancer has indicated improved survival rates for such patients. The study appears May 29 in the Journal of Translational Medicine.
Steven Strasberg, MD, the Pruett Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the prestigious Medallion for the Advancement of Surgical Care from the American Surgical Association on April 19 in Phoenix during the group’s annual meeting.
Sixteen residents in the Washington University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology attended the annual Midwest Anesthesia Residents’ Conference in April and brought home several awards.
The School of Medicine’s Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has received the 2018 Copley Medal from the Royal Society in Britain. He is being honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities, which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and disease.
Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’ ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Researchers at the School of Medicine and colleagues elsewhere conducted the studies.
Researchers at the School of Medicine and colleagues at Northwestern University and elsewhere have uncovered new clues in early lung transplant failure.
Zebrafish embryos are transparent and develop outside the mother’s body, giving scientists a detailed view of early development. A research team led by Lila Solnica-Krezel, of the School of Medicine, is revealing new clues to how birth defects develop.
Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at the 62nd annual George H. Bishop Symposium in Experimental Neurology on Thursday, May 24. The symposium, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., will take place in Connor Auditorium in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the Medical Campus.
A new study from the School of Medicine shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A. The findings could lead to a vaccine that could potentially protect people with type A blood against the deadliest effects.