Coronavirus Panel Discussion by China Forum

The China Forum will host the first-panel event of the year – Coronavirus Outbreak, A Global Health Emergency. Invited experts and professors from WashU’s school of medicine, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences will share their knowledge on the public health, social policy and political implications of the outbreak.  Monday, February 17 | 6 […]

New insight into a deadly disease

In 2018, about 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), a deadly lung disease caused by a bacterial infection.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a fourth of the world’s population — some 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries — are infected with the bacteria that causes TB, making it one of the world’s […]

WashU alum opens first fistula hospital in Uganda

An obstetric fistula is a hole that forms near the vagina after prolonged obstructed labor. The condition can result in long-term health issues and, in some cases, death. When Seruyange first met L. Lewis Wall at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, she revealed her dream of building a fistula hospital in her home […]

Bacteria Klebsiella

Heading off a deadly superbug

Hypervirulent strains of the bacteria Klebsiella caused tens of thousands of infections in China, Taiwan and South Korea last year, and the bacteria are spreading around the world. About half of people infected with hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella die. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have produced […]

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A new approach to fighting tuberculosis

According to the World Health Organization, about 1.5 million people died of TB in 2017, making it the most lethal infectious disease worldwide.  In the first days after the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect the body, a flurry of immune cells are activated to fight the infection. Now, researchers have identified a master cell that coordinates […]

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Exceptional healthcare across geography

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has formed a collaboration with China-based Huici Health Management Co. to assist with physician training and the design of a new medical center — including a 1,000-bed hospital — in Suzhou, eastern China. In turn, medical students, residents and fellows from the School of Medicine will have […]

Flu Vaccine

A longer-lasting, more efficient flu vaccine

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis have been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Health to study influenza.  Influenza kills about 60,000 people every year in the United States. Today’s flu vaccines protect us from flu viruses […]

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