‘Good cholesterol’ may protect liver

‘Good cholesterol’ may protect liver (Links to an external site)

The body’s so-called good cholesterol maybe even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown role in protecting the liver from injury. This HDL protects the liver by blocking inflammatory signals produced by common gut bacteria.
New snack foods nurture healthy gut microbiome

New snack foods nurture healthy gut microbiome (Links to an external site)

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified ingredients for snack food prototypes that have been formulated to deliberately change the gut microbiome in ways that can be linked to health. Translating results from animal models, the scientists have shown in two pilot human studies of overweight participants that snacks containing […]
Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Awards Announced

Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Awards Announced

The University of Texas Medical Branch recently announced the recipients of the annual Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus (ASDA) Awards. Dr. Elizabeth Brunt was among those receiving this distinguished honor. The Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus (ASDA) Award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the University of Texas School of Medicine Alumni Association. The award recognizes outstanding service to […]
Ravichandran named BJC investigator

Ravichandran named BJC investigator (Links to an external site)

Kodi S. Ravichandran, PhD, a world leader in understanding innate immunity, has been named a BJC Investigator as well as director of the Division of Immunobiology in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Division Chief Receives Award from American Association of Neuropathologists

Division Chief Receives Award from American Association of Neuropathologists

Robert Schmidt, MD, PhD, Division Chief of Neuropathology recently received the Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology Award. This award recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in neuropathology and provided service to the American Association of Neuropathologists. Dr. Schmidt’s achievements are plentiful and include mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, […]