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Paper highlights discovery of mechanism that causes post-transplant complications

Aug. 9 - Studies in the laboratory of Dr. William Drobyski, a physician scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, have uncovered a novel mechanism that causes graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) within the GI tract. This work, published in the Aug. 8 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reports the discovery of a novel immune cell population that induces inflammation in the colon.

MCW Sponsors Discovery World Exhibit on “Secrets of the Human Genome”

Jan. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin, which runs its own Human and Molecular Genetics Center in Wauwatosa, is the sponsor of an upcoming Discovery World exhibit that will allow visitors to explore the secrets of the human genome. The 4,400-square-foot exhibit was created by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW professors investigate therapies for antibiotic resistant bacterial infections

Dec. 16 - Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and microbiology and molecular genetics, and an associate director for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW); and Christopher J. Kristich, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at MCW investigated therapies to prevent antibiotic resistant infections originating in the gastrointestinal tract. The research focused on Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis), a gastrointestinal tract bacterium with the ability to cause a variety of hospital-acquired infections (HAI). The findings of the study were published in Nature.

MCW biotech spin-off receives $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research Contract to develop new protein delivery system

Oct. 15 - Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) biotech spin-off company, Protein Foundry LLC, has received an 18 month, $250,000 Small Business Innovation Research Contract (SBIR) from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. This contract supports a collaborative project with Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD, professor and interim chair of microbiology and molecular genetics at MCW, to develop a safe and efficient method to deliver therapeutic proteins into nerve cells.

Dr. Dwinell, MSTP Student Discover Molecule that Suppresses Metastasis

Sept. 9 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that in a study published in Cancer Research, MCW scientists demonstrated that a chemokine protein (CXCL12), an important molecule of the body's immune system, can suppress metastasis which is the spread of cancer from one part of the body to another. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Technology Council

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