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Rates of autism continue to rise, new data indicate

Many children still diagnosed late, after age 4 April 26, 2018 New statistics indicate rates of autism in children have continued to increase. However, the rates have increased only modestly, suggesting there may be a leveling off. Still, researchers found that many children aren’t getting diagnosed until age 4 or …

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Bowen, Perlmutter elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 19, 2018 Washington University in St. Louis sociocultural anthropologist John R. Bowen and David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, join the likes of President Barack Obama, actor Tom Hanks and Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor as newly elected members of the American Academy of …

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Cooper named director of center for primary immunodeficiencies

Newly established Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center is at SLCH April 5, 2018 Megan Cooper, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics and of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for …

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Congratulations to Sarah Garwood

Recipient of the Gerry & Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award! Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Knight Center Dining Room Washington University in St. Louis, Danforth Campus Program starts at 5:20 p.m. Reception to follow Kindly RSVP by Friday, April 6 Click here for original article.

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$6.8 million to fund research into Cantu syndrome, cardiovascular disease

Scientists studying link between rare disease and heart health by Tamara Bhandari • March 2, 2018 If Dorothy K. Grange’s name hadn’t looked quite so out of place among the authors listed in a 2012 paper, Colin Nichols might have missed it. But the oddity of an English name buried in a long …

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$5 million aids development of artificial red blood cells

Research focused on preventing deaths from traumatic bleeding by Kristina Sauerwein • February 26, 2018 Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46. In the U.S., there are about 30,000 preventable deaths each year in patients with severe bleeding from trauma. In an effort to stem the …

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Genetic Lung Disease’s Molecular Roots Identified

Insight into primary ciliary dyskinesia could aid treatment By Tamara Bhandari  January 23, 2018 Respiratory infections peak during the winter months, and most people recover within a few weeks. But for those with a rare genetic lung disease, the sniffling, coughing and congestion never end. The tiny hairlike structures called cilia that …

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Novel Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease

This project seeks to revolutionize NAFLD treatment by selectively targeting a key nutrient sensor in the liver with a novel patentable small molecule inhibitor. Management: Paul W. Hruz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell Biology & Physiology Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology & …

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Society of Pediatric Research

Congratulations to Megan Cooper, Brian DeBosch, Laura Schuettpelz, Indi Trehan and Yumi Turmelle for being elected to the Society of Pediatric Research! Megan A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. Brian DeBosch, M.D., Ph.D. Laura Schuettpelz, M.D, Ph.D. Indi Trehan, M.D., M.P.H, DTM&H Yumirle Turmelle, M.D., M.S.P.H.

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Name and Characteristics of National Institutes of Health R01-Funded Pediatric Physician-Scientists

Hope and Challenges for the Vanishing Pediatric Physician-Scientists Physician-scientists in general, and pediatric physician-scientists in particular, are vanishing.1– 3 Rates of National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards to pediatric departments have declined from 23.8% to 16.8% during the past 10 years.4 Being granted an NIH independent investigator award (R01) is not only a …