Barnes-Jewish Hospital named to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Honor Roll of “Best Hospitals,” ranking 11th in the nation and 1st in Missouri (Links to an external site)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital named to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Honor Roll of “Best Hospitals,” ranking 11th in the nation and 1st in Missouri
(ST. LOUIS – July 26, 2022) – Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine have been named one of America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish ranked No. 11 in the nation, moving up six spots from its previous position on the publication’s elite honor roll of the country’s […]

Cruchaga named Morriss Professor (Links to an external site)

Cruchaga named Morriss Professor
Carlos Cruchaga, PhD, a pioneer in the use of human genomic data to understand and elucidate the biology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, has been named an inaugural Barbara Burton and Reuben M. Morriss III Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

How deep sleep keeps our brains intact (Links to an external site)

How deep sleep keeps our brains intact
When you live with dementia, your sleep breaks apart, the nights a strobe-lit blur, the grayed days lost to catnaps. Physicians — and families — have known this for years. But what no one realized, until landmark research at Washington University in 2009 set a series of studies in motion, was that fragmented sleep might […]

New center’s aim: to ID biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (Links to an external site)

New center’s aim: to ID biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases
A new center established at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aims to accelerate research into biomarkers of neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and the so-called tauopathies, a group that includes Alzheimer’s disease along with rarer diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal syndrome […]