Scientists are beginning to understand how long COVID symptoms affect the brain

Many symptoms of long COVID are related to the brain. Now scientists are beginning to understand why brain fog, fatigue, and pain can linger for years after a person was infected. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Months or even years after getting COVID-19, some people still have neurological symptoms like pain, fatigue and brain fog. MICHELLE WILSON: […]

2020 Distinguished Faculty Awards announced

Washington University School of Medicine faculty members nominate their peers for Distinguished Faculty Awards. The honors are recognition of their colleagues’ wide-ranging achievements, talents and dedication. The recipients, recognized for excellence in clinical care, community service, research and teaching, received the awards in a ceremony Feb. 26 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on […]

Washington People: Robyn Klein

Neuroimmunologist promotes diversity in science From the WashU School of Medicine News… In 2016, as Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, and Jessica Williams, PhD, then a postdoctoral fellow in Klein’s lab, looked over the program for an upcoming international neuroimmunology meeting they were planning to attend, one thing jumped out at them: Only 13 of the 85 […]

Robyn Klein, others, win LEAP Inventor Challenge Awards

Five Washington University in St. Louis research teams have been selected to receive funding as part of the Fall 2017 cycle of the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, better known as the LEAP Inventor Challenge (LEAP). From the WashU Newsroom… LEAP exists to propel Washington University intellectual property towards commercialization. The money that teams win helps fund […]

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

Study in mice paves way to treatments From the WashU Newsroom… More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new study in mice suggests that such ongoing neurological deficits may be due to unresolved inflammation […]