Basis of developmental disabilities focus of $11.3 million in grants

Brain development

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a pair of grants totaling $11.3 million to study genetic and environmental factors that contribute to developmental disabilities and to find new ways to improve the lives of children and adults affected by such disabilities.

Antibodies protect against wide range of influenza B virus strains

Pieces of four antibodies (turquoise) attach to a protein from influenza B virus (gray) in the colorized cryo-electron microscopy reconstruction. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus.

CTRFP Awardee Taps ICTS Resources to Advance Research on Non-Invasive Brain Cancer Diagnosis

Hong Chen, PhD

Trying to manage funding a lab while running a lab can be challenging for even the most experienced investigator. For Hong Chen, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, the ICTS provided invaluable assistance on […]

ICTS Investigators Awarded Ethics Supplement

Bioethics Research Center

The Bioethics Research Center team including Alison Antes, PhD, Tristan McIntosh, PhD  and James DuBois, DSc, PhD, will serve as co-investigators on a NCATS supplement grant titled “Developing Action Plans for Responding to Noncompliance”.

Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute utilizes WashU Translational Science Benefits Model to assess impact of research

Translational Science Benefits Model

The Translational Science Benefits Model (TSBM), created by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is a framework public health and clinical scientists use to demonstrate the impact of their work in the real world. First published September 8, 2017 in Clinical and Translational Science, TSBM was inspired by the desire to […]

Targeting ultrasound for noninvasive diagnosis of brain cancer

Hong Chen, PhD

Brain tumors are typically diagnosed using MRI imaging because taking a sample for a tissue biopsy is risky and may not be possible due to tumor location or a patient’s poor health conditions. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing a method to diagnose brain tumors without any incisions.