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Research Highlights
Understanding Prematurity

Find out what these researchers are learning about vaginal bacteria and prematurity....Learn More

A Model of Persistence

Christina Stallings, PhD, is using her CDI grant to combat serious lung infections....Learn More

A Tale of Two Leukemias

Two stories of struggle and survival, two CDI researchers looking for answers....Learn More

Study of Rare Disorder Sheds Light on Common Conditions

A CDI faculty scholar identifies genetic factors that increase the risk for vascular problems in patients with Williams syndrome, paving the way for better diagnostics and treatments for a range of diseases....Learn More

Understanding RSV

Researcher Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, and his collaborators are using a novel approach to pave the way for designing vaccines for the ubiquitous virus, RSV....Learn More

News & Events
CDI Scientific Advisory Board Member Involved in a Recent Major Discovery Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine, played a key role in research that could lead to new hope for devastating devastating neurodegenerative disorders.... CDI More Info
Lemon Scent Lures Hosts of Malaria Parasite CDI-funded malaria researcher Audrey Odom, MD, PhD, and her colleagues recently found that when Plasmodium, the parasite causing malaria, infects red blood cells, it produces lemony smelling chemicals. ... CDI More Info
Academy of Science-St. Louis Honors Three CDI Members Of the six 2015 recipients of the Academy of Science-St. Louis Outstanding Scientist Award, three have close ties to the CDI.... CDI More Info
CDI Research Suggests a Link Between Exercise and Risk for Heart Defects Pediatric cardiologist Patrick Jay, MD, PhD, and his team applied CDI funding to a study showing that with exercise, older mouse mothers can reduce the risk of congenital heart defects in their baby mice. ... CDI More Info
Vitamin D Prevents Diabetes and Clogged Arteries in Mice Through research partially funded by the CDI, Washington University diabetes researcher Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD,found that vitamin D plays a major role in preventing the inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. ... CDI More Info