Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, at Washington University School of Medicine, is a recipient of this year’s Balzan Prize for his role in founding the field of human gut microbiome research and revolutionizing the understanding of gut microbes and their roles in human health and disease.
With an $8.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Washington University School of Medicine will study how an individual’s risks of cardiometabolic diseases are influenced by the interaction of specific genes with demographic and lifestyle factors.
A new study from the School of Medicine shows that a type of “good cholesterol” called HDL3, when produced in the intestine, protects the liver from inflammation and injury.
New evidence supports the integration of physical activity promotion strategies as a key part of the action plan for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new study led by Brown School researchers.
Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified ingredients for snack food prototypes that have been formulated to deliberately change the gut microbiome in ways that can be linked to health.
Catherine Lang, professor of physical therapy at the School of Medicine, has been appointed to serve on a national child health council for the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Lora Iannotti, associate professor at the Brown School and an expert on maternal and child nutrition, spoke during a panel discussion in June about the launch of the UN Nutrition discussion paper on livestock-derived foods and sustainable healthy diets.
A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine has identified a protein in the immune system that may protect babies from necrotizing enterocolitis, a leading cause of death among premature infants.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and Cornell University have implanted insulin-secreting cells into diabetic mice to normalize their blood sugar.
Eating a Western diet impairs the gut’s immune system in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study from the Washington University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic.