The School of Medicine’s Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has received the 2018 Copley Medal from the Royal Society in Britain. He is being honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities, which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and disease.
Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’ ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Researchers at the School of Medicine and colleagues elsewhere conducted the studies.
Zebrafish embryos are transparent and develop outside the mother’s body, giving scientists a detailed view of early development. A research team led by Lila Solnica-Krezel, of the School of Medicine, is revealing new clues to how birth defects develop.
Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at the 62nd annual George H. Bishop Symposium in Experimental Neurology on Thursday, May 24. The symposium, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., will take place in Connor Auditorium in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the Medical Campus.
A new study from the School of Medicine shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with “travelers’ diarrhea” and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A. The findings could lead to a vaccine that could potentially protect people with type A blood against the deadliest effects.
Donate gently used shoes at collection spots on the Medical Campus by May 31. The Office of Sustainability and the School of Medicine Operations and Facilities Management Department is coordinating the effort with Shoeman Water Projects. The nonprofit helps raise funds to provide clean water in developing countries.
School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular handle that the chikungunya virus grabs to get inside cells. The findings could lead to ways to prevent or treat disease caused by chikungunya and related viruses.
The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) at the University of Pennsylvania announced that Michael R. Bruchasis is the recipient of the inaugural Rising Star Award in neuroscience research. Bruchas is the Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor in the departments of anesthesiology and neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Robert M. Feibel, MD, professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences and director of the Center for History of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, recently was selected to present the 28th Snyder Lecture at the 31st annual meeting of the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society.
Robert W. Gereau IV, the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is one of 12 pain experts selected for the 2018-19 Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship.