Thomas Kannampallil, at the School of Medicine, has received a five-year $2 million grant to study physician burnout and workload, and their effects on patient safety.
A study from Washington University School of Medicine shows that as patients age, Huntington’s disease impairs autophagy, which eliminates waste from cells.
Researchers at the School of Medicine are working toward a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, among them peripheral neuropathies and Parkinson’s disease, that targets SARM1, a key molecule in the death of axons, the wiring of the nervous system.
Adam T. Eggebrecht at the School of Medicine received a two-year $452,702 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to research brain function in children with autism.
Faculty members Song Hu and Yong Wang are teaming up to find quantitative biomarkers for clinical pain management.
Abhinav Jha and a group of interdisciplinary collaborators have developed a method to measure dopamine transporter, a protein related to movement and Parkinson’s disease.
Patrícia M. Ribeiro Pereira, an assistant professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received the 2022 Young Investigator Award from the Cancer Research Foundation.
Carlos Cruchaga, at the School of Medicine, has received a 2022 Zenith Fellow Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. The annual award is given to scientists who have made significant contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research and are likely to continue to do so.
Washington University School of Medicine faculty members Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD, Farshid Guilak, PhD, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, and Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership is considered one of the highest honors in the health and medicine fields.
New School of Medicine research provides clues to falling fast asleep — or lying wide awake. Studying fruit flies, the researchers found that brain neurons adapt to help the flies stay awake despite tiredness in dangerous situations and help them fall asleep after an intense day.
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