Pet Care

Falling for Fall Plants: Macy’s Case

This month, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) takes a look at Macy, an adorable two-year-old Golden Retriever, who let her curious side get the better of her. It was a beautiful fall Saturday when Macy suddenly became quite ill. Her pet parent noticed that she was lethargic, drooling and had developed some watery […]

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Avoiding false positive for SARS-CoV-2 when using rapid antigen tests

In light of frequent false positives, a team of Canadian researchers has shown that rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 work only when manufacturer instructions are followed. The research is published this week in Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The impetus for a study to demonstrate the putatively obvious was that […]

Pet Care

Update: A New Journey for Juni

This summer the ASPCA gave a helping hoof to a special group of horses after their owner passed away. The previous owner’s family wasn’t sure where to turn for help until connecting with the ASPCA. It didn’t take long for the small herd of horses, which included a bay mare who was later named Juni, […]

Health Problems

Podcast: Vaccines approved for younger kids

A new episode of our podcast, “Show Me the Science,” has been posted. At present, these podcast episodes are highlighting research and patient care on the Washington University Medical Campus as our scientists and clinicians confront the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has killed more than 5 million people around the world, with more than 740,000 dead […]

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Socioeconomic barriers for women start early and impact health often

Socioeconomic barriers unique to women, including inadequate access to contraception, postpartum follow-up and maternity leave set women’s cardiovascular health back early in life and can result in heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in at-risk populations later in life, according to a review paper from the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee […]

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Advancing treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

A retrospective study led by Northwestern Medicine investigators found that the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy drug tisagenlecleucel demonstrated safety and efficacy in pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-cell ALL), even when the drug doesn’t meet the FDA’s strict manufacturing standards. The findings, published in Blood, may help widen […]

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2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and pressure. Their work […]

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New imaging method for the detection of gastric lymphomas

A new imaging technique for the detection of MALT lymphomas, malignant tumors of the lymphatic system, could probably save patients numerous gastroscopies. A study group of MedUni Wien achieved a high imaging accuracy by way of PET/MR and by using a PET Tracer directed against a certain cell receptor. The results are currently published in […]