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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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experts urge caution in interpreting COVID-19 antibody tests

As stay-at-home orders are lifted around the country and public life begins to return, health experts continue to emphasize the importance of testing for COVID-19 to prevent a second—and potentially worse—wave of infections.

Genetics

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus

People around the world are isolating themselves to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But there is another way those confined to their homes—but connected online—can join the fight against the novel coronavirus. Among ...

Cardiology

Immune cells play surprising role in heart, mouse study suggests

New research in mice suggests that certain immune cells may help guide fetal development of the heart and play a role in how the adult heart beats, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune responses to tuberculosis mapped across three species

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most vexing public health problems. About 1.5 million people died from this bacterial lung infection in 2018, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one-quarter of the ...

Medications

Neurosteroid antidepressants on horizon

More than 14 million Americans suffer from clinical depression, yet one in three doesn't experience relief from approved antidepressant drugs. A new treatment approach involving drugs called neurosteroids is on the horizon, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug reduces risk of pneumonia in newborn mice

The underdeveloped lungs and immune systems of premature babies put them at high risk of potentially deadly pneumonia. Now, a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found, in mice, that an inhaled ...

Neuroscience

A rough childhood could stunt your brain's growth

U.S. researchers say kids who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse or neglect, during their preschool years, can have stunted growth of some brain structures by the time they reach adolescence.

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