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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...
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...

Haroutounian named chief of clinical research for Pain Center

Simon Haroutounian, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been named the chief of clinical research for the Washington University Pain Center at the university’s School of Medicine in St. Louis. The appointment...
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD

Targeting gut microbes may reverse effects of childhood malnutrition

The tens of trillions of microbes living in the gut are major players in human health. So-called friendly intestinal bacteria promote health, but disruptions in our resident microbes also have been linked to childhood ma...