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Innovate Magazines Archive

Innovate and Innovate Physician were a suite of print magazines published by Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Physicians. The final issue was published in 2016.

Selected research articles

This selection of articles highlights discoveries transforming medical practice and patient care around the world.


A changing landscape: Alzheimer’s disease, research and the future of care

Ongoing research is changing the outlook on Alzheimer's from hopeless to hopeful


Treating prostate cancer with precision

A new needle-based treatment for less aggressive forms of prostate cancer is now available


Interventions to address lung transplant rejection

Researchers at Washington University are using innovative approaches to address major complications that can occur after lung transplant surgery


Circadian rhythm and lung immune function

Researchers at Washington University are looking at the relationship between circadian rhythms and lung response to respiratory infections


Antibiotic evaluated for reducing brain injury due to bleeding

Investigators at Washington University are studying the use of the antibiotic minocycline to prevent delayed injury in patients with brain bleeds


Simulator aids video-assisted lung cancer surgery training

A novel simulator is helping surgeons learn to perform video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) on patients with lung cancer


Trial evaluates mechanisms driving five major cancer types

NIH grant makes Washington University the hub of national clinical trial


Research center seeks broad solutions for neurological diseases

The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders explores common avenues of disease to develop and apply solutions broadly


Understanding genetic influences on early outcomes after a stroke

Researchers are looking for genetic factors that may aid in the development of therapies that could improve stroke outcomes


Electromagnetic field therapy may improve glioblastoma survival

New treatment option may extend patients' survival time significantly


Researchers define viral link to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Research is uncovering a link between common viral infections and certain forms of lung disease, leading to potential therapies


Malignant brain tumor care advances with greater precision and customization

New treatments and techniques are improving outcomes for patients with malignant brain tumors


Wakefulness protein may be target for Alzheimer’s prevention

A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine suggests


Gene therapy delivery method successfully targets tumor blood vessels

Cancer researchers have developed a gene-delivery method that targets tumor blood vessels and could slow tumors’ growth or make them more susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation


Tricyclic antidepressants evaluated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

A new study shows tricyclic antidepressants may improve symptoms of patients with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)


Uncovering molecular pathways of urinary obstruction

Research at Washington University School of Medicine is clarifying the underlying causes of urinary obstruction with the goal of discovering new drug targets and treatments


Computer model to predict post-surgical complications

A new computer model may predict which lung surgery patients are more likely to develop complications after surgery. A care team could then intervene early to try to avoid intubating or sending the patient back to the ICU


Lung perfusion technology may increase the donor pool

Washington University surgeons are testing a new way of preserving lungs in hopes of increasing numbers of acceptable donors


National data analysis clarifies best approaches to lung cancer treatment

A Washington University thoracic surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is examining national data sets to determine which lung cancer treatments lead to the best patient outcomes at various stages of the disease. These studies may help shape lung cancer treatment nationwide


Lung transplantation: Bench science pursues solutions for long-term survival

Research at Washington University School of Medicine is helping to improve the survival of patients who receive lung transplants


Kidney stone surgery and antibiotics

Study examines the use of shorter courses of antibiotics given after kidney stone surgery


Seeking new guidelines for managing strokes with unknown time of onset

Washington University School of Medicine is participating in a trial looking at new treatment options for patients who have had a stroke with unknown time of onset


Novel trial targets genetic form of ALS

Washington University School of Medicine researchers are investigating a novel targeted therapy to treat the neurodegenerative disorder ALS


Understanding inflammation and the inner ear

Studying inflammation and the inner ear, researchers at Washington University hope to better understand hearing loss and disease


Research sheds light on asthma and respiratory viruses

Washington University researchers are studying respiratory viruses to better understand how they contribute to asthma and other conditions


Sleep apnea and cardiovascular health

Washington University is participating in a trial that is testing a new sleep apnea therapy


Kidney disease gene panel nears implementation

A new diagnostic panel developed at Washington University School of Medicine identifies genetic changes related to inherited kidney disorders


Quitting smoking may improve mental health

Researchers at Washington University show that helping people with severe mental illness quit smoking may improve their mental health


Researchers seek method to predict aggressiveness of oral cancer

Studying oral cancer in mice, researchers have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of similar tumors in people, an early step toward a diagnostic test that could guide treatment


Scientists find way to trap, kill malaria parasite

Washington University School of Medicine scientists have identified a “bottleneck” that may make it possible to trap and kill malaria parasites inside the cells they infect

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