The results of an international collaboration of researchers including Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Division of Nephrology at Washington University, and Dr. Rafael Kramann, Division of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, published in the May issue of JCI insight, settles the years-old controversy of the origin of scar-forming macrophages in the kidney. […]
The continued education and availability of digital home blood pressure monitors for low income patients in the Nephrology Clinic will be made possible for another year due to funding from the Renal Staff Microgrant Program. The Microgrant Program funds projects that will improve the overall care of our dialysis patients and make a positive difference […]
Joubert syndrome and Jeune Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy (JATD) are human disorders characterized by multi-organ pathologies including neurocognitive defects, musculoskeletal malformations, respiratory distress and retinal degeneration, among others.
Congratulations to Tarek Alhamad, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, Division of Nephrology, who was awarded a $350,000 Clinical Innovation grant from Mid-America Transplant to evaluate the Clinical and Economical Benefits of Organs from Hepatitis C-Positive Donors.
A new study headed by Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Nephrology, revealed unexpected findings in an investigation of Meis1, a transcription factor that is required for mammalian development. Meis1 is a known marker of interstitial stroma in the developing kidney. Defects in kidney development are seen in Meis1 mutant embryos. The homeobox protein plays an important […]
The spectrum of congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract, known as CAKUT, represents more than 20% of all birth defects and constitutes the largest cause of kidney failure in children. A new study by Dr. Masato Hoshi, a Senior Scientist in the laboratory of Associate Professor of Medicine, Sanjay Jain, Division of Nephrology, […]
Students from St. Louis Community College – Meramec recently visited the laboratory of Jeff Miner, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, to see research in action. The group of 18 freshman and sophomores are students of Dr. Tom Peters, Assistant Professor in Biology at STLCC, who previously was a postdoc in the Jeffrey Milbrandt laboratory here at […]
The final matchup of NephMadness 2018 between Patient-Reported Outcomes and The Untransplantables has been decided. The AJKD Blog blue ribbon panel, in a 6:3 decision, chose Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) as the winner, which was also the crowd favorite. Dr. Tim Yau, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, is the Social Media Editor at AJKD, and […]
At 75 years young, Senior Research Technician Gloriosa Go decided it was time to retire. Gloriosa has worked in the laboratory of Professor of Medicine Jeff Miner, PhD, for the past 18 years. “Gloriosa has been a valued member of my laboratory,” says Dr. Miner. “Her expertise in molecular biology and histology has been critical […]
“We are taking our outstanding care to the communities where our patients live,” says Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief, Division of Nephrology, commenting on the expansion of the division’s clinical services beyond the Washington University/Barnes campus. The North County Dialysis Center, which opened in February 2018, joins Home Dialysis South in providing more convenient, state-of-the-art services […]