Science Market Update

WashU Receives $10M for Research on Immune-Based Therapies

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Nov 02, 2016

The $10 million gift from Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky will advance cutting-edge research at the newly named Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs. Research at the center focuses on harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders.

Read More

Tags: Washington University, Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis, new research funding, cancer research, infectious diseases, Immune System, MO, Midwest Region, immune system research, Washington Univsersity St. Louis, cancer therapy

Increasing Efficiency By Killing Lazy Cells at Washington University

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Chemical bioengineers find and create bacteria for several different purposes, such as eating chlorine and consuming toxic byproducts of biodiesel plants. A closer look at these bacterial communities undertaken in a study at Washington University in St. Louis shows that there is actually a division of labor between bacterial workers and layabouts.

Read More

Tags: WashU, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MO, St Louis, Washington Univsersity St. Louis, 2016

WUSTL Team Blocks Brain Tumor Regeneration

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Destroying a tumor is sometimes only the beginning when it comes to fighting cancer. We’ve seen a UCLA team eradicate tumor remnants in the bloodstream and a Cincinnati researcher who developed a method to prevent breast cancer tumors from leaving behind stem cells from which they could regenerate. Now a team at Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a way to shut down the stem cells in the tumors of brain cancer.

Read More

Tags: WashU, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MO, St Louis, Washington Univsersity St. Louis

WUSTL Team Finds Potential Treatment for Fragile X Carriers

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, May 07, 2015

For some diseases, one can “carry” the disease without showing any of its symptoms. In the case of Fragile X syndrome, a cause of autism and intellectual disability, there’s no such concept. However, researchers at Washington University at St. Louis are working on a way to reduce these carrier symptoms.

Read More

Tags: WashU, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MO, St Louis, Washington Univsersity St. Louis

$26 Million in Lab Funding For WUSTL Alzheimer's Clinical Trial

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have received an immense amount of additional funding from the National Institute on Aging to assist them on the first large-scale clinical trial to study Alzheimer's disease that is underway. This clinical trial, called the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) will work with people who have dominantly inherited forms of Alzheimer's to identify new drugs that can slow the onset of the disease, or stop it altogether. 

Beginning with $5.5 million in funding this year, the trial will continue to receive funding from the NIH over the next five years to total $26 million. The National Institute of Aging has been supporting this research since 2012, when the project began. This new funding will allow the trial to add an additional 300-400 participants to the study, as well as assist the research team in adding new drugs to the study. The trial is being run in locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and this funding will help add 10-15 more locations. 

Read More

Tags: Midwest, Washington University, WashU, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MO, Washington Univsersity St. Louis

Connect With Us   Like Us on Facebook   Follow Us on Twitter   See our latest photos!   Join Us on Google +   Find Us on LinkedIn   Pin our latest stories!

Subscribe to Company News

Subscribe to this blog!