$7 million to support research into how human genome works

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help lead national efforts to investigate how variations in the human genome sequence affect how the genome functions. Such information is critical for understanding human health and seeking new ways to treat diseases. The university will serve as […]

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The microbiome of a newborn

The human microbiome is a microbial community defined as the total of all microbes living in or on the human body. It affects the nutrition of the body, its metabolism, and its immunological responses. Adaptive and innate immune factors influence the microbiome and dietary patterns, medication, and toxins. Human illnesses also change the microbiome profile. Image Credit: Design_Cells/Shutterstock.com Gut microbiome […]

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Podcast: Vaccines and COVID-19 infection generate protective antibodies, even against delta

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcast episodes are highlighting research and patient care on the Washington University Medical Campus as our scientists and clinicians confront the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a busy summer in the laboratory of Ali Ellebedy, PhD, an associate professor of pathology & immunology and of […]

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elamipretide

elamipretide Stealth BioTherapeutics Submits Elamipretide New Drug Application to FDA for Treatment of Barth Syndrome BOSTON, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Stealth BioTherapeutics Corp (Nasdaq: MITO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies for diseases involving mitochondrial dysfunction, today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) for elamipretide, the […]

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AXS-05

Axsome Therapeutics Provides Update on the New Drug Application for AXS-05 for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the Company in a teleconference on August 20, 2021, that […]

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

It’s perfectly normal to feel sad and even heartbroken if you lose a pet. Pets are often a member of the family so it makes sense that you would feel sad when they are gone. How do I know if what I am feeling is normal? Some people feel sad right away and others feel sad later. The grief or […]

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Physical activity associated with better cognition in breast cancer patients

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function among breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. The research lays the groundwork for future clinical trials aimed at investigating whether moderate to vigorous exercise can ward off what is commonly […]

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What is Cerebral Malaria?

Cerebral malaria is a serious neurological complication of severe malaria that affects about 1% of children under the age of 5 who have been infected with Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria. Image Credit: Christoph Burgstedt/Shutterstock.com An overview of malaria The Plasmodium genus of unicellular protozoan parasites are responsible for causing the disease malaria in humans, the most deadly of which includes Plasmodium […]

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Viral vs Bacterial Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs which affects alveoli, the tiny sacs found in clusters at the end of the branching structure of airways (respiratory tree) that supply air to the lungs. Alveoli have very thin walls and are surrounded by capillaries that allow inhaled oxygen to be diffused into the bloodstream, and carbon […]

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