Researchers long have known that a lack of food is not the sole contributor to childhood undernutrition; infections and intestinal problems that prevent nutrient absorption are thought to play a role.
Food & Water
WUSTL Chapter of Engineers Without Borders completes project in Ethiopia
The purpose of the most recent trip was to finish improvements on the water storage and distribution system at the Mekelle School for the Blind.
New center aims to use gut microbiome discoveries to improve human nutrition
The laboratory’s research has focused on two major global health problems: obesity in Western societies and childhood malnutrition in developing countries.
McDonnell Academy 5th International Symposium
The 5th Mcdonnell Academy International Symposium will focus on the global challenges of energy and environment, food and water, public health and aging.
Dickson Prize awarded to medical scientist
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has won the 2014 Dickson Prize in Medicine, awarded annually by the University of Pittsburgh.
Washington University receives $8 million to lead international childhood malnutrition effort
Gordon’s research first established a link between obesity and the trillions of friendly microbes that live in the intestine.
Gordon elected to American Philosophical Society
Gordon is known widely for his pioneering studies demonstrating how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut influence human health.
New international guidelines for the treatment of severe malnutrition
“The new guidelines, if properly implemented, will reduce childhood deaths by about 175,000 annually,” said Mark Manary, MD.
Gut microbes at root of severe malnutrition in kids
A study of young twins living in Malawi shows that severe malnutrition is triggered by more than poor nutrition.
Water for Ghana
Water for Ghana: Working for Community Water Solutions