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.

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

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emergency department plays key role in evaluating COVID-19 tests

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans likely share the experience of anxiously awaiting the results of a COVID test, whether a lab-based PCR test administered at a hospital, a "point-of-care" rapid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recurrent UTIs linked to gut microbiome, chronic inflammation

One of the greatest frustrations regarding urinary tract infections (UTIs) is that they so often recur. UTIs are caused by bacteria in the urinary tract and characterized by frequent and painful urination. A round of antibiotics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risky driving behaviors increase as common sleep disorder worsens

People with sleep apnea wake up tired in the morning, no matter how many hours they actually sleep. The condition causes them to briefly stop and restart breathing dozens or even hundreds of times a night. Even though such ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Damage early in Alzheimer's disease identified via novel MRI approach

Alzheimer's disease usually is diagnosed based on symptoms, such as when a person shows signs of memory loss and difficulty thinking. Up until now, MRI brain scans haven't proven useful for early diagnosis in clinical practice. ...

Radiology & Imaging

Low-cost, 3D-printed device may broaden focused ultrasound use

Researchers and clinicians have been working to use focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for both noninvasive diagnostic use as well as to deliver treatments to the brain for ...

Medical research

Researchers unravel omicron's secrets to better understand COVID-19

When South African scientists announced in November that they had identified a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, they also reported two worrying details: one, that this new variant's genome was strikingly different ...

Medical research

Possible new method identified to assess severity of TB infection

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a molecule in the lungs of tuberculosis (TB) patients that reflects the levels of TB-causing bacteria in the lungs, information needed to ...

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