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Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Saint Louis University and Access Academies Partner to Propel At-Risk Youth to Academic, Career Success
Saint Louis University

Access Academies, a leading local nonprofit that propels at-risk students from middle school to college and career success, and Saint Louis University will join forces in an innovative partnership aimed at expanding educational opportunities for hundreds of students across St. Louis.

Newswise: SLU’s Hoft Is Named to National Vaccine Advisory Committee
Released: 18-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
SLU’s Hoft Is Named to National Vaccine Advisory Committee
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University researcher Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., has been named to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Hoft was named a voting member of the group on June 8.

Newswise: SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits
Released: 1-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits
Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, is launching a program designed to help those without home internet or smartphones access telehealth services. The Neighborhood Virtual Visit program will connect patients to SLUCare medical providers from a telehealth hub at a participating area church.

Released: 14-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
SLU Makes Standardized Testing Optional for Admission to Most Programs
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test-optional admission process for all undergraduate and most graduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Test optional means that prospective students may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.

Newswise: In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Philanthropists Bolster Vaccine Research at Saint Louis University
Released: 13-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Philanthropists Bolster Vaccine Research at Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University Medical Center

As scientists and doctors around the country step up to meet the COVID-19 pandemic threat, a physician and a laboratory scientist are sending aid to the heart of the effort to develop a vaccine through a generous donation to Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development.

Newswise: Measuring Frailty More Accurately Predicts Cost of Care
Released: 7-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Measuring Frailty More Accurately Predicts Cost of Care
Saint Louis University

A team of researchers identified a way to measure frailty using patients’ medical claims that more accurately predict costs-of-care, especially for clinicians with disproportionate shares of frail patients.

Released: 11-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Annual Survey Shows Indian Foreign-Born Population Is the Largest in St. Louis Region
Saint Louis University

Results of a new Saint Louis University survey showed that the Indian foreign-born population is the largest foreign-born population in the St. Louis region.

Newswise: Saint Louis University Forms Missouri’s First Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Released: 5-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EST
Saint Louis University Forms Missouri’s First Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is tackling the country’s opioid abuse crisis by training community physicians to recognize and treat addictions.

Newswise: Inequitable Medicare Reimbursements Threaten Care of Most Vulnerable
Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:15 PM EST
Inequitable Medicare Reimbursements Threaten Care of Most Vulnerable
Saint Louis University

Hospitals, doctors and Medicare Advantage insurance plans that care for some of the most vulnerable patients are not reimbursed fairly by Medicare, according to recent findings in JAMA.

Newswise: Researchers Outsmart the Immune System to Treat Rare Genetic Disease in Mice
Released: 5-Feb-2020 3:00 PM EST
Researchers Outsmart the Immune System to Treat Rare Genetic Disease in Mice
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Using a mouse model, researchers have identified a potential approach to treating Morquio A syndrome, a rare, progressive and debilitating genetic disease.

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Released: 22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Nature Study: First Ancient DNA from West Africa Illuminates the Deep Human Past
Saint Louis University

The research team sequenced DNA from four children buried 8,000 and 3,000 years ago at Shum Laka in Cameroon, a site excavated by a Belgian and Cameroonian team 30 years ago. The findings, “Ancient West African foragers in the context of African population history," published Jan. 22 in Nature, represent the first ancient DNA from West or Central Africa, and some of the oldest DNA recovered from an African tropical context.

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Released: 8-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
Common Indian Fruit Shows Promise as a Cancer Fighter
Saint Louis University

According to recent research, the Asian fruit commonly eaten in India that also is known as bitter melon has properties that prevent cancer from growing and spreading. It also shows promise in slowing the progression of cancer, which is the world’s second deadliest disease.

Newswise: Saint Louis University’s Enrico Di Cera Honored by AAAS
Released: 20-Dec-2019 1:10 PM EST
Saint Louis University’s Enrico Di Cera Honored by AAAS
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University’s Enrico Di Cera, M.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to science.

Newswise: Saint Louis University’s Daniela Salvemini Honored for Pain Discoveries
Released: 20-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
Saint Louis University’s Daniela Salvemini Honored for Pain Discoveries
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and physiology at Saint Louis University, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for her contributions toward understanding and finding better treatments for pain.

Newswise: SLU Researchers, Partners Train Bystanders to Speak Up to Stop Child Mistreatment
Released: 10-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
SLU Researchers, Partners Train Bystanders to Speak Up to Stop Child Mistreatment
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Borrowing from an approach used to train bystanders to intervene to prevent sexual assault, a Saint Louis University-led team developed a strategy to give bystanders the skills to confidently defuse a challenging moment between a caregiver and a child.

Newswise: Lack of Specialists Doom Rural Sick Patients
3-Dec-2019 4:00 PM EST
Lack of Specialists Doom Rural Sick Patients
Saint Louis University

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, according to research in Health Affairs.

Newswise: 7 Tips to Keep Hackers, Crooks and Scammers Out of Your Smartphone
Released: 2-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
7 Tips to Keep Hackers, Crooks and Scammers Out of Your Smartphone
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Hackers can exploit network vulnerabilities to steal passwords without being detected or use malicious media files disguised in photos or videos to access messages on unpatched phones.

Released: 21-Nov-2019 8:05 PM EST
Sr. Catherine Mutindi Awarded 2019 Opus Prize at Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University and the Opus Prize Foundation proudly announce that Sr. Catherine Mutindi, the founder of Bon Pasteur in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is awarded the 16thannual Opus Prize. The Opus Prize is awarded annually to a leader in faith-based humanitarian work.

Newswise: Scientists Design Built-in Controls for Mini-Chemical Labs on a Chip
Released: 15-Nov-2019 3:20 AM EST
Scientists Design Built-in Controls for Mini-Chemical Labs on a Chip
Saint Louis University Medical Center

In a miniaturized laboratory, microfluidic systems can conduct chemical experiments on a chip through a series of small connected tubes the size of a hair.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
Head and Neck Cancer Patients Benefited from Affordable Care Act
Saint Louis University Medical Center

The rate of uninsured patients with head and neck cancers was “significantly reduced” following the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Released: 5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Learn, Pray, Honor: SLU Opens Celebration of Opus Prize Finalists to Community
Saint Louis University

The 16th annual Opus Prize ceremony, the capstone event of the multi-day celebration of social entrepreneurship, is Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.

Newswise: Though Children’s Sexual Abuse Rates Are Declining, Admissions to ER’s for Adolescent Sexual Abuse Have More than Doubled
Released: 4-Nov-2019 12:50 PM EST
Though Children’s Sexual Abuse Rates Are Declining, Admissions to ER’s for Adolescent Sexual Abuse Have More than Doubled
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researchers found that emergency department admissions for children between 12 – 17 doubled over a six year time period.

Newswise: Nation’s First Campus-Wide Alexa Program Takes Another Pioneering Step Forward
Released: 23-Oct-2019 3:40 PM EDT
Nation’s First Campus-Wide Alexa Program Takes Another Pioneering Step Forward
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Continues Innovative Efforts to Enhance Campus Life for Students Through Voice and AI Technology

Newswise: In Lab, SLU Research Halts Toxic Protein Linked to Muscular Dystrophy
Released: 23-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT
In Lab, SLU Research Halts Toxic Protein Linked to Muscular Dystrophy
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researchers are encouraged by the findings, which suggest a way forward in developing the first treatment or cure for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

Newswise: Were Hot, Humid Summers the Key to Life’s Origins?
3-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Were Hot, Humid Summers the Key to Life’s Origins?
Saint Louis University

Chemists at Saint Louis University, in collaboration with scientists at the College of Charleston and the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution, found that deliquescent minerals, which dissolve in water they absorb from humid air, can assist the construction of proteins from simpler building blocks during cycles timed to mimic day and night on the early Earth.

Newswise: Incidence of Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Head and Neck Melanoma Up 51 Percent in Last Two Decades
Released: 3-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Incidence of Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Head and Neck Melanoma Up 51 Percent in Last Two Decades
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Head and neck melanoma among pediatric, adolescent and young adult populations in the United States and Canada increased by 51.1% from 1995 to 2014, per research from Saint Louis University.

Newswise: Fulbright Scholarship Awarded to Examine Caring for Women Who Suffer Pregnancy Loss
Released: 27-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Fulbright Scholarship Awarded to Examine Caring for Women Who Suffer Pregnancy Loss
Saint Louis University

A Saint Louis University professor has received a Fulbright scholarship to study how Scotland’s culture influences those who care for Scottish women who have lost a baby or suffered a miscarriage.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Saint Louis University, Opus Prize Foundation Announce Finalists for $1 Million Opus Prize
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University and the Opus Prize Foundation announced the three finalists for the 16th annual $1 million Opus Prize, awarded annually to a leader in faith-based humanitarian work.

Released: 26-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Names Nursing School in Honor of Alumna and Trustee Trudy Busch Valentine
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University has announced that University trustee and School of Nursing alumna Trudy Busch Valentine has made a gift of $4 million in support of SLU’s nursing school and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 21-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Enrolls Largest Freshman Class in History
Saint Louis University

The first class of Saint Louis University’s third century also will be first among all those that have preceded it in terms of size. This year’s freshman class is the largest in SLU history. 

Newswise: Meaningful PTSD Symptom Decrease May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Released: 21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Meaningful PTSD Symptom Decrease May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes. The study, “Clinically Meaningful PTSD Improvement and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes,” by Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., professor in Family and Community Medicine, was published Aug. 21 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Newswise: SLU Researchers Awarded $2.1 Million to Find New Pain-Killing Options
Released: 19-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
SLU Researchers Awarded $2.1 Million to Find New Pain-Killing Options
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University pain researchers will investigate a promising but little understood pain signaling pathway in the hopes of opening up a new avenue for pain medication research.

Newswise: Despite Temperature Shifts, Treehoppers Manage to Mate
Released: 9-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Despite Temperature Shifts, Treehoppers Manage to Mate
Saint Louis University Medical Center

A rare bright spot among dismal climate change predictions, new research findings show that some singing insects are likely to manage to reproduce even in the midst of potentially disruptive temperature changes.

Newswise: Elephant Extinction Will Raise Carbon Dioxide Levels in Atmosphere
Released: 24-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Elephant Extinction Will Raise Carbon Dioxide Levels in Atmosphere
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Forest elephants engineer the ecosystem of the entire central African forest, and their catastrophic decline toward extinction has implications for carbon policy.

Newswise: Federal Government Taps Saint Louis University to Improve Care for Missouri’s Older Adults
Released: 23-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Federal Government Taps Saint Louis University to Improve Care for Missouri’s Older Adults
Saint Louis University Medical Center

A $3.75 million federal grant to Saint Louis University (SLU) builds upon its 30-year legacy of educating, studying and caring for older adults to further advance geriatric care across Missouri.

Newswise: Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online
Released: 12-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Computer Scientist Wins Fulbright Award to Bring Irish Language Online
Saint Louis University

Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.

Newswise: Ancient DNA Tells the Story of the First Herders and Farmers in East Africa
28-May-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Ancient DNA Tells the Story of the First Herders and Farmers in East Africa
Saint Louis University

A collaborative study led by archaeologists, geneticists and museum curators is providing answers to previously unsolved questions about life in sub-Saharan Africa thousands of years ago.

Newswise: Researchers Investigate Hormonal Links Between Diet and Obesity
Released: 23-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Researchers Investigate Hormonal Links Between Diet and Obesity
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health.

Newswise: In Lab, SLU Researchers Flip Pain Switch in Spinal Cord Cells
Released: 9-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
In Lab, SLU Researchers Flip Pain Switch in Spinal Cord Cells
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid crisis, Saint Louis University researchers are on a mission to find a non-narcotic off-switch for pain.

Newswise: When a Tree Falls in St. Louis, Will the Power Go Out?
Released: 6-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT
When a Tree Falls in St. Louis, Will the Power Go Out?
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University researchers paired satellite imaging data with machine learning techniques to map local tree species and health.

Newswise: SLU Researcher Receives $3.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Opioid Use, Mood Disorders
Released: 29-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT
SLU Researcher Receives $3.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Chronic Opioid Use, Mood Disorders
Saint Louis University Medical Center

A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to study the pathways from chronic prescription opioid use to new onset mood disorder. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., a professor in Family and Community Medicine, received $3,254,485 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Newswise: Research Suggests Strategy for More Equitable Medicare Reimbursement
Released: 29-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Research Suggests Strategy for More Equitable Medicare Reimbursement
Saint Louis University

Those who were enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid were sicker, had more cognitive impairments and difficulty functioning, and needed more social support than those who were not enrolled in both government programs, Saint Louis University research found. These patients also had significantly higher healthcare costs.

Newswise: SLU Starts Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth
Released: 4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
SLU Starts Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth
Saint Louis University Medical Center

The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy at Saint Louis University will offer family group therapy for queer and transgender youth and their caregivers. The sessions are open to adolescents ages 13-20 and a parent/guardian.

Newswise: With NSF Grant, SLU Engineer Brings STEM to the Visually Impaired
Released: 7-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
With NSF Grant, SLU Engineer Brings STEM to the Visually Impaired
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Thanks to a million dollar National Science Foundation CAREER award, SLU's Jenna Gorlewicz, Ph.D., aims to help bridge the divide through robotics and touchscreen technology.

Newswise: SLU Study: Mediterranean Diet Boosts Endurance Exercise Within Days
Released: 6-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
SLU Study: Mediterranean Diet Boosts Endurance Exercise Within Days
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researchers at Saint Louis University have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance after just four days.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
SLU Awarded $580,000 Grant To Develop Missouri’s First Academic Health Department
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University’s Pamela Xaverius, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology, and Darcy Scharff, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral science and health education, have received a $580,000 grant from Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) to develop the required infrastructure for a successful Academic Health Department (AHD).

Newswise: Can Drinking Oolong Tea Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
Released: 17-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Can Drinking Oolong Tea Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLU scientists and their colleagues have found that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and inhibit the growth and progression of tumors in the lab, potentially offering a non-toxic strategy to prevent breast cancer.


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