These St. Louis Scientists Are Shaking Human Brains To Study Head Trauma

Philip Bayly has spent years trying to figure out the best way to jiggle a brain. The mechanical engineer is part of a team of researchers at Washington University studying how a jolt to the head can shake the brain — the kind of injury a football player suffers when crashing into an opponent. Using […]

Wash U Researchers Find Blood Test Can Detect Early Alzheimer’s Symptoms

For years, doctors have used an expensive brain scan to detect symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. But researchers at Washington University have found that a simple blood test could be similarly effective, according to a study published this month in the journal Neurology. A blood test to diagnose early symptoms could help make finding a cure […]