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Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD

Maggie Chen, MD, PhD received a $1.5 million grant from NIDDK

Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the School of Medicine, received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of th...
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Scientists find way to convert bad body fat into good fat

There’s good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in S...
Dan Ory, MD

Drug trial shows promise for deadly neurological disorder

Results of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills those afflicted before they reach age 20. The disease, called Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), causes choleste...
Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD

Millman receives AIChE 35 Under 35 Award

Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and biomedical engineering was awarded the AICHe 35 Under 35 award from AIChE. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professiona...
Marco Colonna, PhD

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don’t sneak into the body. Cells that are capable of triggering inflammation are balanced by cells that promote tolerance, protecting ...
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Alzheimer’s risk linked to energy shortage in brain’s immune cells

People with specific mutations in the gene TREM2 are three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who carry more common variants of the gene. But until now, scientists had no explanation for the link...
Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD

Manufacturing insulin-producing β cells from diabetic patients for cellular therapy

Jeffrey Millman, Ph.D., authored a review article published this month in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) journal Diabetes entitled “Autologous Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived β-Like Cells for Diabetes Cellular The...
Jeffrey Millman, PhD

Millman receives career development award from JDRF

Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2017 Career Developmen...