Thursday, March 21, 2013
The $50 million dollar center is expected to open two blocks from BJC Hospital in two years.
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- James Baer
Thursday, March 21
Who says you can't go home? Almost 90 years after Shriners Hospital for Children built their first complex next to the Washington University School of Medicine, ground was broken Wednesday for a new replacement hospital on a parking lot at Clayton and Newstead avenues, just two blocks from the original site and in the shadows of BJC Hospital. The new facility will be visible from I-64/40. Patient ambassadors of Shriners Hospitals for Children helped turned the first spades of earth for the $50 million replacement hospital on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine Wednesday. The patients broke ground along with Imperial Potentate of Shriners International, Alan W. Madsen, and local Shriner, Past Imperial Potentate and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The hospital has outgrown its facilities in Frontenac after 50 years. Construction begins March 20.
Thursday, February 21
Information was provided by the communications staff of Shriners Hospital for Children. National and local officials of Shriners Hospitals for Children Wednesday announced plans to build a $47 million replacement hospital on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine. Officials will break ground March 20 on the facility, which will replace the current 50-year-old hospital located in Frontenac. This will be the third facility for Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, having originally opened in 1924. (The original building is still in use today by Washington University and is located at the corner of Euclid and Clayton.) The new facility will be located on 3.75 acres the hospital purchased from Washington University on …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
According to Washington University study.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potent regulator of sensitivity to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. The new findings may help scientists find better treatments for type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems caused by the body’s inability to properly regulate blood sugar. The research is published online Feb. 13 in PLoS ONE. Fat and muscle cells in patients with type 2 diabetes become resistant to insulin, which normally causes them to take in glucose from the blood. The protein studied by the researchers, known as TBC1D3, keeps the insulin pathway open, so the cells can continue to take up glucose. TBC1D3 is found only in humans and certain other primates…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
At Washington University School of Medicine.
Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, has been appointed chief of spinal surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He succeeds Keith H. Bridwell, MD, head of the spine service for the past 28 years. “Larry Lenke is an outstanding surgeon, researcher and educator, and I am confident he will lead the spine division to new levels of excellence,” says Richard H. Gelberman, MD, the Fred C. Reynolds Professor and head of Orthopaedic Surgery. “Keith Bridwell has done a remarkable job building one of the world’s foremost spine surgery units, and we are very fortunate that he will remain at Washington University to continue his active clinical practice, education and research in spinal deformity. …