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Research Highlights
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

On a Mission to Improve Diabetes Drugs

Today, more than one-third of our nation’s children and adolescents are overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk for developing type-2 diabetes. Cutting-edge methods to study the structure of a specific protein pave the way for better treatments....Learn More

News & Events
New CDI Projects Underway The Children's Discovery Institute recently awarded $3.1 million to 18 Washington University School of Medicine investigators for studies for a wide range of childhood diseases.... CDI More Info
Treatment Strategy May Reduce Infants' Wheezing Caused by Virus The antibiotic azithromycin may reduce the risk of recurrent wheezing in infants hospitalized with a common respiratory infection, according to a small pilot study at Washington University School of Medicine, partly funded by the CDI... CDI More Info
March of Dimes Chooses WUSM for Third Prematurity Reseach Center The March of Dimes joined with Washington University in St. Louis to launch the third Prematurity Research Center aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of preterm birth.... CDI More Info
CDI Announces New Core Pilot Grant Program The CDI has recently established a Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core (hPSC) to advance research in human disease and regenerative medicine. ... CDI More Info
Season Two of Hospital Docu-series to Follow Two CDI Researchers CDI Investigators Jeff Bednarski, MD, PhD, pediatrics; and Todd Druley, MD, PhD, pediatrics, will be featured in season two of The Frontline for Hope, a six-part docu-series set to air starting Saturday, November 22, at 6:30 p.m. on KSDK, NewsChannel 5.... CDI More Info