Tag: research

Pedal the Cause Announces 2012 Grant Recipients

It’s a common thought when you sign a check over to a charity: Where is my money going?  The cycling event Pedal the Cause answered that question last night.
At their “Yellow Jersey” dinner at Moulin in south city honoring those who raised $2,500 or more, Pedal executive director Jay Indovino announced 12 research grants made

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Wednesday Webinar: Brain surgery

We are excited to announce that our next Wednesday Webinar on 10/19 will feature Dr. Albert Hong-Jae Kim, the newest edition to our neurosurgery lineup.
Dr. Kim specializes in surgery of the brain, including procedures like stereotactic radiosurgery, skull based surgery and cerebrovascular surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors including meningioma, acoustic

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Show your support, Cardinal Nation!!

I am hearing from friends and family across the country about how great it must be to live in a town that’s so crazy about their baseball team. And my reply is that heck yes, it’s GREAT! If you’re not in the ballpark watching the playoff games, you’re glued to your television at home

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Raise funds for MS research and enjoy the vocal stylings of Aretha and Jay Leno

The opening gala for the Peabody Opera House looks to be the event of the season! This St. Louis landmark, vacant for over 30 years, has been restored beautifully and is ready to house some of the greatest performers, acts and events the world has to offer.
On Saturday night, October 1, the Peabody Opera

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New study shows benefits of Parkinson's patients cared for by neurologists

New study shows benefits of Parkinson's patients cared for by neurologists

Good news on the Parkinson’s disease front was announced today.
In a new study published in Neurology, results show that Parkinson’s patients who are seen by a neurologist are less likely to break a hip and less likely to be put into a nursing home.
Analyzing the records of nearly 138,000 newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease

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Vitamin D helps relieve joint and muscle pain in breast cancer patients

Good news on the cancer front. A very attainable and affordable remedy for joint and muscle pain has been discovered, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The study, which you can read here, details how high-dose vitamin D helps breast cancer patients who are taking estrogen-lowering drugs

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The worlds most modern zebrafish facility, just a few doors down

Our partners at Washington University School of Medicine are now home to the most modern zebrafish facility in the world.
So, why is a zebrafish so significant to medical science?
The zebrafish, which are a common type of minnow, help scientists observe growth and development due to the fact that the embryos are transparent and

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New Information in Efforts to Diagnose Alzheimer's

New Information in Efforts to Diagnose Alzheimer's

It’s a common story among those with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease — it often seems the signs began before diagnosis.
This week, the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health announced they would define Alzheimer’s in three stages in the hopes of detecting the disease early.
(Our

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Colin Derdeyn, interventional neuroradiologist

Our Physician Spotlight this week is on Dr. Colin Derdeyn, a Washington University School of Medicine interventional neuroradiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
So what does an interventional neuroradiologist do, you might ask? Among other things, he puts stents and coils in blood vessels in the brain where there are malformations or aneurysms.  The stent props the

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Good weather and good will

Thank goodness the spring weather has come—and seems to be staying for awhile! No one was happier for the weather than the hundreds of folks in line at the Pageant in the Loop last night, anxiously awaiting the St. Louis Rams final cheerleading tryouts.

Buying your ticket to the event not only got

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