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Online database aims to collect, organize research on cancer mutations

Researchers have developed an online “knowledgebase” intended for the gathering and organization of this information so that clinicians have improved...

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Powderly named president of Infectious Diseases Society of America

William G. Powderly, MD, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...

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Drug combination effective against chikungunya arthritis in mice

Combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of chikungunya arthritis...

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Odom John focused on developing new diagnostic tests, treatments to fight malaria

Audrey R. Odom John, MD, PhD, a globally recognized malaria expert at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...

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New public health directorship from BJC HealthCare honors Shapiro; Powderly named inaugural holder

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has announced that William G. Powderly, MD, the current director of the Institute for Public Health,...

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Resisting Zika

Undeterred, researchers are tackling a global crisis from multiple directions.  Read the full story in Washington University’s Outlook Magazine »

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Study unveils new way to starve tumors to death

Blocking cancer cells’ metabolism may make treatments more effective and less toxic, according to senior author Brian A. Van Tine,...

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Medical students present distinguished teaching awards

School of Medicine students recently honored faculty, residents and staff with the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2015-16 academic...

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Blanchard receives teaching award

Melvin Blanchard, MD, Professor of Medicine and program director of the internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has received a...

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Department of biochemistry & molecular biophysics – visiting faculty candidate seminars

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics will have seminar visits from five faculty candidates in the new year. The...

Department of developmental biology – visiting faculty candidate seminars

The Department of Developmental Biology will have seminar visits from faculty candidates during January and February 2017.  All seminars, unless...

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Kwon named national academy of medicine fellow

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, has been selected as a 2016 National Academy of Medicine fellow in osteopathic medicine.

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Govindan receives smoking, disease award

Ramaswamy Govindan, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one...

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In highly lethal type of leukemia, cancer gene predicts treatment response

Patients with the most lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – based on genetic profiles of their cancers –...

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New topical immunotherapy effective against early skin cancer

A combination of two topical drugs that have been in use for years triggers a robust immune response against precancerous...

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Megan Tierney Baldridge, MD, PhD

Dr. Megan Baldridge grew up in Houston, Texas, but blames her Pittsburgh origins for her lack of a Texan accent....

Researchers launch first clinical trial for wolfram syndrome

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine are launching a new clinical trial to assess the safety of a drug...

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Antibody protects developing fetus from zika virus, mouse study shows

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have identified a human...

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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....

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Zika infection reduces fertility, lowers testosterone in male mice

A new study in mice suggests that Zika infection also may have worrisome consequences for men that interfere with their...

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For some COPD patients, portable oxygen treatment provides no benefit

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often receive portable oxygen therapy to help raise oxygen levels and allow them...

Joseph Pangelinan, PhD named director of cultural awareness and diversity

Dr. Pangelinan, an assistant professor of medicine, will lead strategic planning, direction and activities involving diversity and inclusion in the...

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Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and other disorders

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis. The condition...

Type 1 diabetes often comes with other autoimmune diseases

People with type 1 diabetes often develop other autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid and gastrointestinal diseases, and a recent study...

Rao recognized for work on tropical diseases

Ramakrishna Rao, PhD, an associate professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, recently received the...

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$8 million grant aids effort to eliminate elephantiasis

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a two-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda...

Ley receives Washington University Cori Award

Timothy J. Ley, MD, received the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award

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Lim receives early-career development award

Kian-Huat Lim, MD, PhD, a researcher and medical oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center, has received a 2016 Career Development Award...

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Kyei receives Young Physician-Scientist award from ASCI

George Kyei, MBChB, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received...

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Sadler receives award from American Society of Hematology

J. Evan Sadler, PhD, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Hematology at Washington University School...

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$2 million awarded to help prevent antibiotic resistance

Four research teams at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been collectively awarded nearly $2 million for...

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New immunotherapy for leukemia shows promise in small clinical trial

A new type of immunotherapy shows promise against cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that recur after treatment or that...

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High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss

Insulin sensitivity unimproved in obese women who lose weight but consume excess protein

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$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...

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Semenkovich honored by American Diabetes Association

Clay F. Semenkovich, the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism &...

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To curb antibiotic use, researchers study an unlikely prescriber: Dentists

Research underway at Washington University seeks to reduce antibiotic use by focusing on a prescriber who doesn’t get too much...

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Lawrence elected as Loeb Teaching Fellow

Steven J. Lawrence, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, has been selected as a Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching...

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Antibodies identified that thwart Zika virus infection

Scientists have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, a significant step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic...

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A call for civility in in-civil times

I am deeply troubled and disturbed about the collapse of civility on conversations of race and social justice in our...

Immune-based therapy in mice shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Clinical trial will test safety of new strategy in patients with advanced pancreatic tumors

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$5.1 million aimed at preventing superbugs, infections in health-care settings

Funding is part of $26 million awarded by the CDC to five academic medical centers as part of a patient-safety...

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Weilbaecher elected to Association of American Physicians

Katherine Weilbaecher, MD, a Washington University professor of medicine, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a...

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Washington People: C. Prakash Gyawali

Gastroenterologist uses complex tools to learn what’s behind patients’ symptoms C. Prakash Gyawali grew up on the other side of...

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Distinguished Faculty, Goldstein honors awarded

Nominated by their peers, School of Medicine faculty were honored for their dedication, talent and wide-ranging achievements Several Washington University School...

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Govindan named Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology

Noted expert treats lung cancer patients, co-chairs effort to describe genomic alterations of lung cancer Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, has been...

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Goldberg named Kipnis Distinguished Professor

The inaugural Kipnis professor, Goldberg studies the biochemistry of the parasite that causes malaria Daniel E. Goldberg, MD, PhD, a...

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Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, appointed Chief of Renal Division

I am pleased to announce that Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s...

Welcome: Haina Shin, PhD

Haina Shin, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Dr. Shin received her PhD from the University of...

Welcome: Jessica Grubb, MD

Jessica Grub, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Dr. Grubb received her medical degree from the University...

Welcome: Minji Byun, MD

Minji Byun, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology Dr. Minji Byun is interested in understanding what makes the...