Medicare approves genetic test for solid tumors

Medicare approves genetic test for solid tumors (Links to an external site)

A genetic test that identifies cancer mutations in solid tumors and that was developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been approved for reimbursement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The test, known as GatewaySeq, identifies mutations that can be targeted with available drugs, helping advance […]
Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon receives Nemmers Prize

Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon receives Nemmers Prize (Links to an external site)

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2024 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science from Northwestern University. Gordon was selected for the prize by a jury of distinguished U.S. scientists for transforming the understanding of human health and how it is shaped by the gut […]
How does waste leave the brain?

How does waste leave the brain? (Links to an external site)

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found passageways that connect the brain to vessels that carry fluid waste out of and away from the brain. The newly discovered anatomical structures, found in mice and people, are like tiny gates, allowing waste to leave the brain and enter lymphatic vessels, where […]
Weekly Pathogen Report developed by multidisciplinary P&I team

Weekly Pathogen Report developed by multidisciplinary P&I team

Cold and flu season is upon us, and thanks to a new report developed by a team in the Department of Pathology and Immunology, individuals in the BJC hospital system and School of Medicine can better track pathogens causing common illnesses.  A collaborative team including members of the BJH Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory and P&I […]
Eighteen P&I physicians named Castle Connolly Top Docs in 2024

Eighteen P&I physicians named Castle Connolly Top Docs in 2024

The Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine is pleased to announce 18 physicians have been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors in 2024. “The recognition of these physicians is a testament to the high quality of our entire faculty, whose work benefits patients across our entire region,” said Richard J. Cote, […]
Metabolism-boosting, bile acid-reducing drugs improve gut health

Metabolism-boosting, bile acid-reducing drugs improve gut health (Links to an external site)

Millions of children in under-resourced parts of the world suffer from malnutrition and, consequently, stunted growth. Protein-based therapeutic foods designed to restore health are lifesavers for many, but a significant number of malnourished children do not respond to available therapies. But now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that […]
Brestoff Lab graduate student and postdoc awarded American Heart Association fellowships

Brestoff Lab graduate student and postdoc awarded American Heart Association fellowships

Rocky Giwa, a graduate student in the Brestoff Lab, and Wentong Jia, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the Brestoff Lab, have been awarded fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA). The fellowships recognize the outstanding work Rocky and Dr. Jia contribute to the Brestoff Lab and their potential to become leaders in scientific research. “I’m […]