Chan Zuckerberg Grant awarded to Celeste Karch & colleagues (Links to an external site)

Celeste Karch, PhD and her collaborators, Carlos Cruchaga, PhD, Gregory Day, MD, and Oscar Harari, PhD received a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) award to investigate the role of  microglial proteins encoded by TREM2 and MS4A in Alzheimer’s Disease and possibly other neurodegenerative disorders. In the WashU News release, Dr. Karch noted that microglia are considered immune response […]

Autism diagnosis disparities informed by genetics research

John Constantino, MD, and colleagues discussed the social implications surrounding  identifying and diagnosing black children with autism spectrum disorder in a November article in the St. Louis American.  Citing a report from the Center for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, they note that African American children are diagnosed later (at approximately 4 years) […]

Probiotics for children with acute gastroenteritis

A recently published article in The New England Journal of Medicine by Schnadower and colleagues reported the results from a blinded, randomized clinical trial conducted to determine if probiotics were an effective treatment for acute gastroenteritis in young children.  Dr. Phil Tarr, a pediatric gastroenterologist and precision medicine researcher was a co-author on the paper.  […]