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Article featuring Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D. on Wolfram Syndrome

The rare disorder Wolfram syndrome is caused by mutations in a single gene, but its effects on the body are far reaching. The disease leads to diabetes, hearing and vision loss, nerve cell damage that causes motor difficulties, and early death. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Med...

Treatment target for diabetes, Wolfram syndrome. Article featuring Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D.

Inflammation and cell stress play important roles in the death of insulin-secreting cells and are major factors in diabetes. Cell stress also plays a role in Wolfram syndrome, a rare, genetic disorder that afflicts children with many symptoms, including juvenile-onset diabetes. Now a molecule has be...

Article Featuring Irfan J. Lodhi, Ph.D. and Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D. on Treating Diabetes and Obesity

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity. Studying mice, they found that when the target protein was disabled, the animals became more sensitive to insulin and were less likely to get fat even when they ...
Alan Permutt, MD in his lab

Alan Permutt Career Development Award

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has established the Alan Permutt Career Development Award in honor of the late M. Alan Permutt, M.D.  The foundation’s Career Development Awards provide promising scientists with five years of support to nurture careers and research independence. The full ar...

Alan Permutt, M.D. renowned diabetes researcher dies on June 10, 2012

M. Alan Permutt, MD, professor of medicine and of cell biology and physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died of bladder cancer Sunday, June 10, 2012, in St. Louis. He was 72. A faculty member since 1970 and one of the world’s leading diabetes researchers, Permutt demo...
Clare Blackburn, RN, RVT, CDE

Clare Blackburn, RN, RVT, CDE awarded St. Louis Magazine’s 2012 Excellence in Nursing for Research

Congratulations to Clare Blackburn, RN, RVT, CDE, who was awarded St. Louis Magazine’s 2012 Excellence in Nursing for Research. The on-line video appearing at www.stlmag.com is available here. The article appearing at www.stlmag.com can be accessed here. After three decades of educating people...

Article Featuring Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D. on The Origin of Diabetes

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made a surprising discovery about the origin of diabetes. Their research suggests that problems controlling blood sugar — the hallmark of diabetes — may begin in the intestines. The new study, in mice, may upend long-held theor...
Alan Permutt, MD Daniel P. Schuster Award

Alan Permutt, MD awarded Daniel P. Schuster Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical and Translational Science

Congratulations to M. Alan Permutt, M.D., who was awarded the Daniel P. Schuster Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical and Translational Science. Click here for additional information....
Reid Townsend, MD, PhD

Multi-center partnership aims to better diagnose and treat cancer

An article featuring Reid Townsend, M.D., Ph.D, was published at Washington Univeristy’s Newsroom. Multi-center partnership aims to better diagnose, treat cancer. Research to focus on proteins made by cancer cells. The article can be found here....
Alan Permutt, M.D. in Lab

Alan Permutt, MD featured in Outlook article on Wolfram Syndrome

An article featuring M. Alan Permutt, M.D. appearing in the WUSTL School of Medicine Outlook is available here. Taking the field. Family teams up against Wolfram syndrome. The Jack and J.T. Snow Fund at Washington University School of Medicine Wolfram Study...