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Clay F. Semenkovich, MD

Mouse Study Reveals Mechanism behind Diabetes Blood Vessel Damage

A Scientific American article featuring Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D.  is available online:  Mouse Study Reveals Mechanism behind Diabetes Blood Vessel Damage. Researchers identify an enzyme crucial to healthy blood vessels and find it lacking in diabetes....
Philip E. Cryer, M.D.

Philip E. Cryer, M.D. receives Distinguished Faculty Award

Philip E. Cryer, M.D was one of eleven faculty members from Washington University School of Medicine who were honored Feb. 9 at the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Awards ceremony at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The awards were created to recognize outstanding achievements in clini...
Xiaochao Wei, PhD

Researchers discover root cause of blood vessel damage in diabetes

A key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Reporting in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Washington University researchers say studies in...
Kelle Moley MD

Kelle Moley, MD, has received a grant from the Children’s Discovery Institute

Kelle Moley, MD, has received a grant from the Children’s Discovery Institute to facilitate research among Washington University researchers on pregnancy, maternal-fetal interaction and pediatric diseases. The project, the Women and Infants Health Specimen Consortium (WIHSC), will col...
Dr. Alan Permutt and patient

First multidisciplinary clinic in the world for patients with Wolfram syndrome

The first multidisciplinary clinic in the world for patients with Wolfram syndrome took place in August at Washington University Medical Center. M. Alan Permutt, MD, professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology, has studied the syndrome in the lab for two decades, but beca...
Richard Bach, MD

Study finds no link between diabetes drug rosiglitazone and increased rate of heart attack

Now, in a post-trial analysis of results from an international clinical trial of 2,368 diabetes patients with cardiovascular disease, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and several major centers across the country report no increased rate of heart att...
Pig Pancreas

A one-two punch: embryonic cell and adult pig islet transplants cure diabetes in rats

In a step toward curing diabetes in humans, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have alleviated the disease in rats using transplants from both embryonic and adult pigs. The rats adopted the pig transplants as their own and produced enough insulin to co...
Philip E. Cryer, M.D.

Dr. Cryer awarded an ADA 2010 National Scientific Achievement Award

Philip E. Cryer, M.D., is a recipient of an ADA 2010 National Scientific Achievement Award. Dr. Cryer was chosen as the 2010 recipient of the Albert Renold Award, given to honor individuals whose careers are distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training of diabetes researc...