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Researchers launch first clinical trial for Wolfram syndrome

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are launching a new clinical trial to assess the safety of a drug treatment for patients with the rare disease Wolfram syndrome. Wolfram syndrome affects about one in every 500,000 people worldwide. Many of those pat...
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Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a possible trigger of ...
Diabetes Day Symposium 2016

Diabetes Research Center Diabetes Day 2016 – Poster Prize Winners Announced

The Diabetes Research Center is pleased to announce the Poster Prize winners of the Diabetes Day Poster Session held in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center at Washington University on November 10, 2016. The Diabetes Research Center’s Annual Diabetes Day is designed to showcase ou...
Natural compound reduces signs of aging in healthy mice

Natural compound reduces signs of aging in healthy mice

Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells’ ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to suspect that the steady loss of efficiency in the body’s energy supply chain is a key driver of t...
Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD

High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss

Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss. But in a study of 34 postmenopausal women with obesity, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that eating too much prot...
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Gordon receives Beering Award

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been honored with the Steven C. Beering Award for his seminal contributions to establishing the field of human microbiome research. His research has revealed a vital relationship between the tens of t...
Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD

Culprit identified as a major cause of vision loss

The eye’s retina works like film in a camera. The retina’s rods sense dim light, while cone cells detect colors, contrasts and sharp images seen during daylight. A wide range of disorders can damage those rods and cones and lead to vision loss. But now, researchers at Washington Unive...
Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy

$10 million gift creates Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $10 million gift to support research that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases, and disorders caused by autoimmunity and immune deficiencies. The gift from Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky wil...
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Scientists find culprit responsible for calcified blood vessels in kidney disease

Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell in the calcification of blood vessels that is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The research will guide future studies into ways to block minerals from building up inside blood vessels and exacerbating atherosclerosis, the h...
Reproductive Health

New center focuses on women’s and men’s reproductive health

A new center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aims to bring together a cadre of faculty members to conduct basic, translational and clinical research focused on reproductive health. The center, one of only a handful of medical-school based facilities focused on...