Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, and fellow scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found passageways that connect the brain to vessels that carry fluid waste out of and away from the brain. Learn more
We are honored to share that we recently received a generous donation from a remarkable young girl who organized the “Kick Off The Sickness” tournament to support lymphatic research in our center. Her dedication and compassion have raised over $8k for lymphatic systems research at the BIG Center at WUSM. more
The meningeal lymphatic network enables the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and facilitates the removal of central nervous system (CNS) waste
Findings, in mice, open up drug development possibilities for brain diseases linked to tau protein
Macrophages are important players in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Perivascular and leptomeningeal macrophages reside near the central nervous system (CNS) parenchyma, and their role in CNS physiology has not been sufficiently well studied.
Findings in mice suggest new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s, other age-related diseases
Three faculty members in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine were recently awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant to research the aging brain.
“We were studying this very wonky basic science question — ‘How do proteins get made?’ — and we noticed this funny thing,” said senior author Joseph D. Dougherty, PhD, a Washington University professor of genetics and of psychiatry, and Sapkota’s former mentor.
In 2019, Guoyan Zhao, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, utilized a unique ICTS pilot funding project to help develop her research on neurodegenerative diseases.
The nervous and immune systems are tightly intertwined. Deciphering their chatter might help address many brain disorders and diseases.
Guoyan Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received a $433,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to apply a cutting-edge imaging technology to study subcellular features of brain tissue from Alzheimer’s patients.