Washington University School of Medicine is listed as Washington University in St. Louis: School of Medicine. The school of medicine is part of the Washington University Medical Center which covers about 137 acres in St. Louis, Missouri. The Center has numerous centers for medical research, teaching hospitals for physicians, graduate school in medical related fields and center for advanced research in medical technologies for rehabilitation and treatment of hearing conditions.
Combo of three antibiotics can kill deadly staph infections
Three antibiotics that, individually, are not effective against a drug-resistant staph infection can kill the deadly pathogen when combined as a trio, according to new research.
Drug-resistant bacteria possess natural ability to become vulnerable to antibiotics
Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are increasing at alarming rates, particularly in health-care settings.
Innovative light therapy reaches deep tumors
Light long has been used to treat cancer. But phototherapy is only effective where light easily can reach, limiting its use to cancers of the skin and in areas accessible with an endoscope, such as the gastrointestinal tract.
A person's diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs
The acidity of urine—as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet—may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine ...
The human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light
Any science textbook will tell you we can't see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers co-led by scientists at Washington ...
Optical brain scanner goes where other brain scanners can't
Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids ...
Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses
The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...
Hookworm genome sequenced
Going barefoot in parts of Africa, Asia and South America contributes to hookworm infections, which afflict an estimated 700 million of the world's poor. The parasitic worm lives in the soil and enters the body through the ...
Propofol discovery may aid development of new anesthetics
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Imperial College London have identified the site where the widely used anesthetic drug propofol binds to receptors in the brain to sedate patients during ...
Unintended consequences: More high school math, science linked to more dropouts
As U.S. high schools beef up math and science requirements for graduation, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that more rigorous academics drive some students to drop out.