disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Past Decade Shows Progress In The Battle Against Chronic Diseases, St. Louis Researchers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/past-decade-shows-progress-battle-against-chronic-diseases-st-louis-researchers-say <p><em>Fifth Brief: For the Sake of All</em></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:31:20 +0000 Camille Phillips 32973 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Past Decade Shows Progress In The Battle Against Chronic Diseases, St. Louis Researchers Say Despite Funding Challenges, St. Louis Researchers Find Ways To Study Rare Diseases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-funding-challenges-st-louis-researchers-find-ways-study-rare-diseases <p>Just as with most things in life, when it comes to researching diseases, there is strength in numbers. Most funding goes to researching well-known and wide-spread diseases such as cancer and heart disease.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:30:01 +0000 Camille Phillips 29644 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Funding Challenges, St. Louis Researchers Find Ways To Study Rare Diseases Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/soil-may-be-source-antibiotic-resistance <p>Soil bacteria may be helping to make disease-causing bacteria resistant to antibiotics.</p><p>That’s according to <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6098/1107.abstract">a new study</a> out of Washington University.</p><p>Lead researcher, microbiologist <a href="http://pathology.wustl.edu/faculty/index.php?user=1427&amp;pageload=indi&amp;passed=&amp;sort=">Gautam Dantas</a>, says he and his colleagues found seven genes in farmland soil bacteria that are identical to genes in human pathogens – and that provide resistance to a wide range of antibiotics.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:59:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-20-2012 <p><strong>Washington University officials&nbsp;on the lookout for bacterial meningitis&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Officials at Washington University are on the lookout for possible cases of bacterial meningitis after a female undergraduate student was diagnosed with the bacteria that can cause the illness.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:44:16 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bat-disease-confirmed-missouri-likely-spread <p><strong><em>Updated at 3:00 p.m. to clarify and expand description of white-nose syndrome.</em></strong></p><p>A disease that has killed millions of bats across the eastern U.S. has been confirmed in Missouri for the first time.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:16:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bat disease confirmed in Missouri, likely to spread Illinois' score on disaster preparedness? 6 out of 10. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-score-disaster-preparedness-6-out-10 <p>Asking "what if?" is usually pretty benign, but when a <a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror10/">new report</a> asks the same question, the answers are about preparedness for disasters, diseases and bioterrorism.</p><p><a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror10/release.php?stateid=IL">Illinois scores a 6 out of 10 </a>on the <em>Ready</em><em> or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism </em>report.&nbsp; The score is unchanged from<a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror09/"> last year's study</a>.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:47:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 117 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois' score on disaster preparedness? 6 out of 10.