A new marker for Alzheimer's disease can be used to predict how quickly a patient will develop memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.
Researchers at Washington University measured levels of a marker called visinin-like protein 1 in in the spinal fluid of 60 patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's then tracked their symptoms for three years.
Neurologist Dr. Rawan Tarawneh, now at the University of Jordan, led the study.
The already booming University City Loop is about to get a big infusion of money - an $80 million project by nearby Washington University.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the plan calls for development of stores in a four- to six-story building, along with apartments for about 550 students. Design work will begin soon and construction could start as early as next January.
The housing units could be occupied starting in August 2014.
Senator Claire McCaskill (at right) takes a look at an ultrafast laser system with Christine Kirmaier, PhD, (at left) research professor of chemistry, at Washington University in St. Louis' Ultrafast Laser Facility.
Credit (Joe Angeles/WUSTL)
A look at an ultrafast laser system in action at Washington University in St. Louis' Ultrafast Laser Facility.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in St. Louis Monday as part of her state-wide energy tour.
The Democratic senator participated in a roundtable discussion at Washington University about the nation's energy future. At the table were some of Missouri's energy industry leaders, along with university administrators and researchers.
McCaskill says their feedback reinforced for her the need to keep all energy options on the table.
On the corner of Garrison and Sheridan in St. Louis stands a vacant building that for decades housed a thriving African American business. Its owner is remembered as an entrepreneur and informal activist during the civil rights movement. But now, the building is crumbling.