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.
Make peace with food. Honor your hunger. Reject a diet mentality. These are the important lessons that Rebecca Miller, assistant director for nutrition and dietary wellness at Washington University Dining Services, shares with new students.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that as people who smoke cigarettes attempt to quit, some move to e-cigarettes, but such people often become dual nicotine users, smoking and vaping. Researchers found that smoking-cessation treatments can help such users quit.
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine found that the fiber byproducts of food production may be an untapped source of beneficial biomolecules that contribute to human health.
A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh, shows that a standard milk-based therapy plus treatment with a specific strain of gut bacteria reduces gut inflammation and promotes weight gain in infants with severe acute malnutrition.
An investigational cancer drug that starves tumors of their energy supply also shows evidence of improving whole body metabolism, according to a new study in mice from Washington University School of Medicine.
A nutritional supplement popular in the U.S. and added to some types of yogurt, milk and infant formula can significantly improve cognition in severely malnourished children, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine.
Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages and menu labeling requirements for chain restaurants could be a cost-effective policy leverage to prevent weight gain and reduce medical expenses, but their impact is expected to fade over time, finds a new study from the Brown School.