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Newly ID’d role of major Alzheimer’s gene suggests possible therapeutic target

Nearly a quarter century ago, a genetic variant known as ApoE4 was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease —...

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Medical history can point to earlier Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Before symptoms become pronounced, there is no reliable way to identify who is on track to develop Parkinson’s disease, a...

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Welcome, Dr. Michael Rauchman!

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Rauchman has accepted a position as faculty member in...

Klein named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education

Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named...

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Engage Conference featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. Walter Gilbert

9/28  8:30AM- 5PM FLTC Connor Auditorium (520 S. Euclid Ave) Engage Conference featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. Walter Gilbert Reminder: Abstracts...

Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

Scientists working to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases have been stymied by the inability to grow human motor neurons...

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Does improving cardiovascular health reduce risk of dementia?

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a national study that is exploring...

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Future physicians receive white coats, take class oath

First-year students at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis participated Friday, Sept. 8, in the traditional White Coat...

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Potential new therapy relieves chronic itch

The roots of chronic itching have long remained a mystery. Meanwhile, those with the condition suffer from an unrelenting and...

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Medical students plunge into health disparities in underserved communities

Before each new crop of medical students begins classes, the students participate in the Washington University Medical Plunge (WUMP). This...

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Bacharier named inaugural Strunk Chair to advance pediatric asthma research

Leonard B. Bacharier, MD, a highly regarded pediatric allergist and researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...

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Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult...

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Endowed Professor Installation – Joseph Friedman, Professorship in Renal Diseases in Medicine

Comprehensive Spine Care Conference

The course offers 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Registration fee is $250 for physicians and $200 for Allied Health...

$46 million supports research likely to result in new therapies, improve health care

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health...

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Gordon recipient of Massry Prize

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will share the 2017 Massry Prize with...

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PERSONALIZED 3D BRAIN MAPS TO GUIDE NEUROSURGERIES

Neurosurgeries are often performed with the aid of 3D maps of patients’ brains. But such maps typically show anatomical landmarks...

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Klingensmith named chair of American Board of Surgery

Mary Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Surgery at Washington...

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Gordon receives Jacobæus Prize

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St....

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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...

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Eclipse wows Medical Campus

Dozens of employees and passers-by gathered Monday, Aug. 21, at Ellen S. Clark Hope Plaza on the Washington University Medical...

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Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood.

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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

A new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down...

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Loeb Teaching Fellows announced

Patricia F. Kao, MD, and Sabrina Nunez have been named the 2017-19 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows...

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Tate to receive Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School, is receiving the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into...

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Chancellor shares perspective on NAACP travel advisory

There has been much discussion in recent days about a travel advisory issued by the NAACP. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton...

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Aggressive UTI bacteria hijack copper, feed off it

A new study from the School of Medicine demonstrates how E. coli collect trace amounts of copper in the urine...

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Drug trial shows promise for deadly neurological disorder

A small clinical trial shows that a drug called cyclodextrin slows progression of the rare, deadly disorder Niemann-Pick type C,...

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Robyn Klein named vice provost and associate dean for graduate education for DBBS

Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist recognized internationally for her work on the brain’s immune system, has been named...

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Join OUTmed for 2017 st. louis pride festival parade – sunday, june 25

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Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

A new study shows that a type of natural sugar called trehalose triggers an important cellular housekeeping process in immune...

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Rare gene mutations inspire new heart drugs

What if you carried a genetic mutation that left you nearly impervious to heart disease? What if scientists could bottle...

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Molecular Microbiology special seminar – Dr. Yu-Min Chuang – Wednesday, June 7 – 12:00 Noon

Eva Aagaard, MD to join Department of Medicine faculty as senior associate dean for education

Eva Aagaard, MD, a noted physician and educator at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named senior...

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Thomas Maddox, MD new faculty member in Department of Medicine – inaugural director of health systems innovation lab

Thomas Maddox, MD, is leading the new Health Systems Innovation Laboratory, a partnership between BJC HealthCare and Washington University School...

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Rupa Patel, MD, MPH seeks to prevent HIV infections worldwide

In 1978, during the infancy of the AIDS epidemic, reports about isolated cases of gay men suffering from a rare...

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Cancer drug may help patients with severe asthma

A new study co-authored by Mario Castro, MD, suggests a targeted cancer drug called imatinib (Gleevec) may help some patients...

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New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

A new imaging technique based on light and sound produces images doctors can use to distinguish cancerous breast tissue (below...

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Transplant center grand rounds – Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2 pm, Wohl auditorium

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DiPersio honored by leukemia & lymphoma society

John DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Samuel J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division...

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MTS protocol chemo/biotherapy dose rounding – May 9, 2017 implementation

MTS Protocol-Bio-Chemotherapy Dose Rounding_FINAL 2017 (doc) Physician Memo_Chemotherapy-Biotherapy Dose Rounding_2017 (pdf)

Siteman cancer center opens expanded st. charles county facility

Siteman Cancer Center will open its newly expanded and renovated outpatient facility at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Charles...

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IMSD career pathways seminar: a discussion on careers in science policy and academia. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 5:30 pm – Moore Auditorium

Millman receives career development award from diabetes foundation

Jeffrey R. Millman, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University...

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Semenkovich recipient of 13th annual outstanding faculty mentor award

Clay Semenkovich, MD, recipient of the 13th Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Washington University Postdoctoral Society.

Kao selected as Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb teaching fellow

Patricia Kao, MD, selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for 2017-2019. 

Nunez selected as Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb teaching fellow

Sabrina Nuñez, PhD, selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellow for 2017-2019.

Semenkovich featured as Max Miller lecturer in diabetes research

Clay Semenkovich, MD, featured as the 57th Annual Max Miller Lecturer in Diabetes Research at the Metabolism Club at the...

What you should know about the rising problem of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic-resistant infection is a rising issue in American society and thousands of people die each year when they develop infections...

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