D. James Surmeier, PhD, chair of Physiology, has been awarded the 2016 C. David Marsden Presidential Lecture Award by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.
High-risk and inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis had very low rates of complications and mortality after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure to repair their condition using a new generation replacement valve, according to new research.
Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered a crucial element underlying how proteins on the surface of enveloped viruses such as measles and mumps undergo a process that allows the virus to enter host cells.
Marianne Green, MD, has been named senior associate dean for Medical Education, effective September 1.
When it comes to gene regulation, there are more similarities between fruit flies and humans than previously thought, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
Identifying mutations in the estrogen receptor (ER) gene can help clinicians choose effective therapies for patients with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to recent research.
People can sign up through academic medical centers at Columbia University, Northwestern University in Illinois, the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh, each of which is working with local partners. Columbia, for example, is collaborating with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Many U.S. medical students use electronic health records to track the progress of their former patients and confirm the accuracy of their diagnoses, a new study shows. While the practice raises issues over privacy, checking up on former patients may not be a bad thing overall, the researchers said. The students “are accessing health information for educational purposes — it is important for them to learn medicine by observing the course of illness,” said study co-author Dr. Gregory Brisson, of Northwestern University’s School of Medicine in Chicago.
Cases of aggressive prostate cancer appear to be on the rise, researchers reported Tuesday. The good news is it’s still rare for prostate cancer to spread. Just 3 percent of cases have already started spreading when men are diagnosed and prostate cancer overall has not become more common, the team found. “One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening,” said Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, who led the study.
Dr. Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said her research had identified many genes involved in caffeine metabolism, and that relying on only one or two genetic factors could provide people with a false sense of reassurance. “There are clearly other genetic and environmental factors contributing to differences in caffeine metabolism,” she said. “And these are not captured by existing tests.”