Faculty Inventors Honored

Faculty Inventors Honored

The Office of Technology Management recently hosted the seventh annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs. Honorees included 2023 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees; National Academy of Inventors Fellows and Senior Members; and the recipient of the 2024 Chancellor’s Award for Innovation […]
Gut bacteria boost immune response to fight tumors

Gut bacteria boost immune response to fight tumors

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a strain of gut bacteria can boost immune responses and enhance cancer immunotherapy to fight sarcoma tumors in mice. This paper also demonstrates the power of collaboration from leaders in the fields of immunology, cancer immune therapy, and gut microbiome. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/gut-bacteria-boost-immune-response-to-fight-tumors/
Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease shows promise in mouse study

Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease shows promise in mouse study

Alzheimer’s disease starts with a sticky protein called amyloid beta that builds up into plaques in the brain, setting off a chain of events that results in brain atrophy and cognitive decline. The new generation of Alzheimer’s drugs — the first proven to change the course of the disease — work by tagging amyloid for […]
Faculty Feature: Dr. Allison Eberly

Faculty Feature: Dr. Allison Eberly

For this Faculty Feature, we spoke with Allison Eberly, PhD. Dr. Eberly’s interests include microbiology, molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases, mycobacteriology, nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and optimizing test utilization. Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up, and when did you first become interested in science and medicine? I […]
Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative funds pilot projects in neurodegeneration, neuroscience

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative funds pilot projects in neurodegeneration, neuroscience (Links to an external site)

Two innovative pilot projects led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received funding from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to address critical challenges in the fields of neurodegeneration and neuroscience. The initiative has awarded a total of $12.8 million to more than 60 pilot projects nationwide. Each project receives $200,000 over […]
AI may predict spread of lung cancer to brain

AI may predict spread of lung cancer to brain (Links to an external site)

Physicians treating patients with early-stage lung cancer face a conundrum: choosing potentially helpful yet toxic therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation or immunotherapy to knock out the cancer and lessen the risk of it spreading to the brain, or waiting to see if lung surgery alone proves sufficient. When up to 70% of such patients do […]