Science & Technology
$15 Million Grant Supports WashU Research for Personalized Leukemia Therapies
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) research at Washington University School of Medicine is supported with $15 million grant.
Dangerous Landing of Perseverance Mars Rover is a Critical 7 Minutes for WashU Professor
NASA scientists refer to the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars as “seven minutes of terror”. It’s the most critical and dangerous part of the mission!
Missouri Schools Use Education-Based Telehealth Platform to Get Answers to Tough Policy Questions
School leaders in Missouri can use a telehealth resource considered critical in keeping Missouri kids safe during the pandemic.
Discovery of a Link Between Circadian Rhythm and Alzheimer’s May Offer a New Target for Treatment
Washington University School of Medicine researchers discover a circadian clock gene, Chi3l1, encodes the protein YKL-40, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.
Causes of Itchy Skin Gain Understanding with Possible Remedies at One-of-a-Kind Center for Research
The Center for the Study of Itch & Sensory Disorders at Washington University regularly has studies underway, concluding or about to get started.
A Scientist’s Pink Cast Leads to Discovery of Brain Pulses That Keep Disused Circuits “Alive”
The ‘Pink Cast Study’ reveals the plasticity of the human brain- the ability to adapt and rewire itself responding to an immobilized arm, wrist and hand.
Producing Natural Rubber from Sunflowers for Alternative Rubber Crops in the United States
St. Louis-based biotechnology company is developing sunflower as a production system for natural rubber used in defense and civilian aviation.
Anti-Aging NMN Compound Advances into the Next Stage Clinical Trial at Washington University
A leading NMN researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is conducting a second and larger human clinical trial investigating NMN.
SLU’s Space Lab is Building Spacecraft for Low Earth Orbit Mission-Testing AI for Space Exploration
SLU’s Space Systems Research Laboratory (SSRL) is building a network of satellites and ground systems to test artificial intelligence for space exploration.
COVID-19 Vaccine Trials at St. Louis Institutions Now Include Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Vaccine
WashU & SLU investigate another promising COVID-19 vaccine, as the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial is underway in St. Louis.