2018 Distinguished Faculty, Goldstein honors awarded

Medical school faculty honored for dedication, talent, achievements From the WashU School of Medicine Newsroom… Each year, Washington University School of Medicine faculty members nominate their peers for Distinguished Faculty Awards, to recognize their colleagues’ wide-ranging achievements, talents and dedication. The recipients, recognized for excellence in clinical care, community service, research and teaching, received the awards […]

Altering Huntington’s disease patients’ skin cells into brain cells sheds light on disorder

Reprogrammed brain cells exhibit ‘symptoms’ of fatal disease From the WashU Newsroom… Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to study the degenerative and […]

Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

New technique could aid treatments for diseases that lead to paralysis From the WashU Newsroom… Scientists working to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases have been stymied by the inability to grow human motor neurons in the lab. Motor neurons drive muscle contractions, and their damage underlies devastating diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal […]