Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has a rich, 115-year history of success in research, education and patient care.

Address
Campus Box 1070 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63130
Website
http://medschool.wustl.edu/

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Uncovering genetic roots of marijuana use disorder

A large study exploring possible genetic influences on cannabis use disorder has identified two regions in our DNA—one newly identified and a second that replicates a past finding—that appear to contribute to one's risk ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 saliva test enables screening on a massive scale

A new saliva test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Results from the COVID-19 diagnostic test are available in a few hours and, ideally, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reimagining public health in aftermath of COVID-19

COVID-19 caught public health systems in the U.S. unprepared to detect, track and contain the virus. The pandemic has exposed a multitude of deficiencies that require a wholesale reinvention of the field of public health, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Boosting immune system a potential treatment strategy for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, much research has focused on the immune system's role in patients who become seriously ill. A popular theory has it that the immune system gets so revved ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Effort to screen potential COVID-19 antiviral drugs underway

Six months into the pandemic, people diagnosed with mild cases of COVID-19 still are told to isolate themselves and wait out the infection at home. Doctors monitor such patients so they can intervene if their condition deteriorates, ...

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