The School of Medicine has received a $7.8 million grant to determine whether the length of time red blood cells (RBCs) are stored affects organ failure in critically ill children who receive RBC transfusions. Pictured is Philip Spinella, MD, one of study’s principal investigators, with Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD, in the blood bank at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
In research that one day could improve the success of stem cell transplants and chemotherapy, scientists have found that distinct niches exist in the bone marrow to nurture different types of blood stem cells.
Patients with sickle cell disease rely more on the emergency room as they move from pediatric to adult health care, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions.
He’s Canadian, he plays hockey, and he’s had a brush with Olympic glory. Physician-scientist Gregory D. Longmore, MD, investigates problems relevant to cancer onset and metastasis.