57 Neurology faculty recognized on 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® and Rising Stars lists

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The Department of Neurology is pleased to announce 57 of our faculty members have been selected for the 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® and Rising Stars lists. We are proud of our physicians for their hard work and dedication to their patients each and every day. Each year, Castle Connolly uses a merit-based system to […]

Understanding the Varying Uses of Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke Settings: Kristin Guilliams, MD, MSCI (Links to an external site)

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Ischemic stroke in the pediatric population is rare; however, stroke in children in the acute setting can be missed because of its low prevalence. Care for acute pediatric strokes involves determining the most likely etiology in a timely manner, understanding available resources, and making the best choice based on the information at hand, according to […]

What to know about the new Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi (Links to an external site)

The FDA has granted full approval to Leqembi (lecanemab) for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. WashU Medicine will offer the drug to those eligible for it, in collaboration with BJC HealthCare.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave full approval to Leqembi (lecanemab) for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Physicians and researchers at Washington University School of Medicine’s Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) in St. Louis were involved in the clinical trials evaluating Leqembi, in which they enrolled […]

St. Louis has highest Alzheimer’s rate in Missouri, with more than 1 in 10 adults affected (Links to an external site)

The city of St. Louis has the highest rate of Alzheimer’s dementia cases in Missouri, and new evidence from Washington University’s School of Medicine shows that social factors like income, race and education play a role in access to treatment and diagnosis. The new observational study, focused on the Washington University Memory Diagnostic Center, showed […]

There’s Now a Rapid, Accurate COVID-19 Air Detector (Links to an external site)

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The COVID-19 pandemic will forever be associated with unprecedented lockdowns and inconveniences such as wearing masks in public. And that’s largely because health experts had no idea exactly where the SARS-CoV-2 virus was lurking, and how risky crowded settings such as workplaces, classrooms, and public transportation were.

Restoring Hope: How a Breakthrough Treatment Helped a Teenager Defeat Epilepsy (Links to an external site)

Nearly a decade ago, St. Louis Children’s Hospital was one of the first to use an innovative procedure to cure pediatric epilepsy. As we celebrate 30 years as a system, we’re looking back at the groundbreaking innovations that cleared the way for the extraordinary care our patients—and everyone—deserves. Sophia Griffin, like most teenagers, just wanted […]

Air monitor can detect COVID-19 virus variants in about 5 minutes (Links to an external site)

Clockwise from front left: Cirrito, Chakrabarty, Puthussery and Yuede stand alongside the SARS-CoV-2 wet cyclone aerosol sampler they developed. (Photo: Shubham Sharma)

Now that the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, scientists are looking at ways to surveil indoor environments in real time for viruses. By combining recent advances in aerosol sampling technology and an ultrasensitive biosensing technique, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a real-time monitor that can detect any of […]

ABC Science Collaborative, RADx-UP publish lessons learned about keeping children safe in school during COVID-19 pandemic (Links to an external site)

See what we learned about keeping schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ABC Science Collaborative and RADx-UP have published a special supplement to the research journal Pediatrics focused on lessons learned while navigating the K-12 school environment during the pandemic. The publication supplement, “Navigating a Pandemic in the K-12 Setting, Part 2: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination,” represents a collaborative effort between Pediatrics, The ABC Science Collaborative, and the RADx-UP […]

When Gut Bacteria May Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease (Links to an external site)

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When it comes to a disease as complex as Alzheimer’s, scientists have found a number of factors that can contribute to your risk, from genes to circulatory issues, inflammation, and lifestyle behaviors. In a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis report on another possible factor: the types of bacteria living […]