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Clay F. Semenkovich, MD

Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D. Receives the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Edwin Bierman Award

Congratulations to Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D. who was named the 2016 recipient of the Edwin Bierman Award by the American Diabetes Association. This lecture is awarded in honor of the memory of Edwin L. Bierman, MD. Dr. B...
Jeffery R. Millman, PhD

Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells

Signaling a potential new approach to treating diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have produced insulin-secreting cells from stem cells derived from pati...
Rithwick Rahjagopal, MD, PhD and Clay F. Semenkovich, MD

Nerve injury appears to be root of diabetes-related vision loss

Diabetes-related vision loss most often is blamed on blood vessel damage in and around the retina, but new research indicates that much of that vision loss may result from nerve cell injury that occurs long before any bl...
Jean E. Schaffer, MD

Jean E. Schaffer, MD recipient of Distinguished Investigator Award

Jean E. Schaffer, MD, the Virginia Minnich Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Diabetes Research Center and Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center, is recognized for her distinguished contributions ad...
Kelly R. Monk, PhD

Kelly R. Monk, PhD recipient of 2016 Distinguished Investigator Award

Kelly R. Monk, PhD is a recipient of 2016 Distinguished Investigator Award. Article appearing at medicine.wustl.edu  Distinguished Investigator Award 2016...
Islet Mills Lab

Rare form of diabetes may require alternate treatment

Patients with a rare, genetic form of diabetes often are misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes because the two share symptoms. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that trea...
Daniel S. Ory, MD

Patient advocacy key to finding new treatments for rare diseases

An article written by Daniel S. Ory, MD appearing at Congress Blog on thehill.com Patient advocacy key to finding new treatments for rare diseases ...

In obese patients, 5 percent weight loss has significant health benefits

For patients with obesity trying to lose weight, the greatest health benefits come from losing just 5 percent of their body weight, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Resea...