Crustaceans, insects and mushrooms are rich sources of the dietary fiber chitin, which activates the immune system and benefits metabolism, according to a new study, in mice, led by researchers at the School of Medicine.
One of the planet’s greatest challenges is nourishing all of humanity while protecting the health of the planet itself. In a commentary published in the journal One Earth, Lora Iannotti, a professor at the Brown School, discusses how nutrition equity for vulnerable groups is vital in this effort.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that combining regular exercise with a 10% loss of body weight more than doubles sensitivity to insulin, offering important health benefits.
A new study from the School of suggests that some dangerous bloodstream infections in premature infants may be caused by strains of bacteria already lurking in their gut microbiomes.
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, explores the “vast, mysterious world” of the microbiome to find solutions to promote healthy growth in malnourished children. In recognition of his groundbreaking work, Gordon received the 2022 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
Results of a major clinical trial in Africa led by Mark Manary, MD, at Washington University School of Medicine, have prompted a change in global guidelines for therapeutic food.
Douglas Luke, the Irving Louis Horowitz Professor in Social Policy at the Brown School, was part of a National Academies of Science committee that reviewed how federal dietary guidelines are developed.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have discovered that vaccinating mice against a bacterial toxin produced by E. coli can prevent intestinal damage. The finding suggests new ways to prevent malnutrition and stunting in children.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded researchers Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft and Denise Wilfley a grant to help improve outcomes for eating disorders in adolescent girls.
Washington University School of Medicine’s Jeffrey Gordon, MD, has received the inaugural David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine from the National Academy of Medicine. Gordon is regarded as the father of the field of microbiome research.