Medical history can point to earlier Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Algorithm could alert doctors to evaluate for the disease From the WashU Newsroom… Before symptoms become pronounced, there is no reliable way to identify who is on track to develop Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating movement disorder characterized by tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. But researchers at Washington University School of […]

Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells

Virus potentially could be used to treat deadly disease From the WashU Newsroom… While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of […]