Stowers Institute for Medical Research

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is a biomedical research organization that conducts basic research on genes and proteins that control fundamental processes in living cells to analyze diseases and find keys to their causes, treatment, and prevention. The main facility is located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Institute was incorporated with an initial donation of $50 in 1894 by James E. Stowers and his wife Virginia Stowers, cancer survivors and founders of American Century Investments.

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New research reveals the start of Huntington's disease

Devastating neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's are all associated with protein deposits in the brain, known as amyloid. Despite extensive research investment into the cause and toxicity ...

Ophthalmology

Exploring the ciliary body's role in eye health

What if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and treated before vision is impaired? Recent findings from the lab of Investigator Ting Xie, Ph.D., at the ...

Medical research

Persistent DNA damage in the placenta affects pregnancy outcomes

Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have shown that a dysfunctional placenta can play a previously unrecognized role during the earliest stages of development in mouse models of Cornelia de Lange syndrome. ...

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