In a recently published paper, Erin Linnenbringer, instructor, department of surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed the results of patients receiving test results in person or via telephone. The paper, “A randomized controlled trial of disclosing genetic risk information for Alzheimer disease via telephone” was published July […]
By Robert Doyle, Data Coordinator, REACH Initiative, ICTS/Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health Diversity of participation in National Institute of Health (NIH) research became a mandate with the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, yet nearly 25 years later, many researchers continue to struggle with minority recruitment. Infamous studies such as […]
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A new diagnostic test for a worm infection that can lead to severe enlargement and deformities of the legs and genitals is far more sensitive than the currently used test.
This article was originally published by The Source. Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the […]
The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis, thereby eliminating the vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) that the parasite is known to cause.
by Ross C. Brownson, PhD, and Maggie Padek Kalman, MPH, MSW “Knowledge is like fine wine. The researcher brews it, the scientific paper bottles it, the peer review tastes it, the journal sticks a label on it, and archive systems store it carefully in a cellar. Splendid! Just one small problem: wine is only useful when somebody […]
By Michael Conroy, 2016 Summer Research Program participant Just over fourteen months ago I completed the longest road trip of my life. I snaked across the hills of the southern tier of New York State, shot across the old industrial plains of the Midwest, and found myself in St. Louis, Missouri. I spent my summer […]
The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed (PH3) grants to nine projects this fall. Assessing the Indirect Costs of Clostridium Difficile Infection: A Survey of Caregivers of BJC Patients Team: Derek Brown, PhD; Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH; Abigail Barker, PhD This project will to inform a scientific gap in evidence on the burden of clostridium difficile […]
This article was originally published by the School of Medicine and appeared on The Source. It is reproduced here with permission. Washington University Professor Fumihiko Urano, MD, PhD, holds dantrolene, an FDA-approved muscle relaxant that his research has shown may treat Wolfram syndrome, a rare but devastating condition. The university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), […]
Approximately 3,000 people are tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency department (ED) each year, and until recently 70-80% were lost-to-follow-up. A number of factors contributed to this high rate, including the lack of a robust mechanism in the ED for follow-up care and incorrect contact information. Here is how the study […]
Few studies have evaluated sugar-sweetened beverages consumption, such as soda or sweetened coffee drinks, in Guatemalan youth and its association with the school environment. The results should have public health officials on alert, as consuming too many sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to obesity and long term chronic health conditions, such as diabetes. Dr. Barnoya’s research, […]
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with over half occurring in developing countries. Specifically, it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Not only does T&T have one of the highest breast cancer mortality […]
The Institute of Clinical and Translational Science is collaborating with Venture Café St. Louis in hosting a month of interactive sessions on Thursdays. The theme, “Precision Medicine: From the Lab to Life Hacks,” will be put forth by Washington University faculty engaged in translational genomics and precision medicine research at the cutting edge, with the purpose […]