Wang lab publishes article in BioEssays

The Wang lab recently had an article published in BioEssays. The paper, by lead author and graduate student Vasavi Sundaram, and Dr. Ting Wang, is titled: “Transposable Element Mediated Innovation in Gene Regulatory Landscapes of Cells: Re-Visiting the...

Stormo lab publishes paper in Science Advances

The Stormo lab recently had a paper published in Science Advances. The article, “Measuring quantitative effects of methylation on transcription factor–DNA binding affinity,” describes Methyl-Spec-seq, an easy-to-use method that measures the effects of CpG...

Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the researchers deduced...

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d

https://biomedradio-media.wustl.edu/episodes/NM%20Cer%20Cort.mp3 Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk — a discovery that eventually may help predict whether infants are at risk for autism. The findings build on previous...

Clot-busting drugs not recommended for most patients with blood clots

Not all patients with blood clots in their legs – a condition known as deep vein thrombosis – need to receive powerful but risky clot-busting drugs, according to results of a large-scale, multicenter clinical trial. The study showed that clearing the clot with drugs...

Medicare shift to quality over quantity presents challenges

A new study hints that even large physician practices may have trouble moving to a payment system that rewards quality of health care over quantity of services delivered. The analysis included data from the first year of a program run by the Centers for Medicare and...

Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet

https://biomedradio-media.wustl.edu/episodes/Long-Hedgehog%20.mp3 Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to prevent fat cells from growing larger, a process that leads to weight gain and obesity. By activating a...