A Northwestern Medicine study found the human immunodeficiency virus uses proteins called diaphanous-related formins to hijack the cytoskeleton of healthy cells.
Several research projects focused on addressing gaps in the medical care of diverse populations are underway at the Center for Primary Care Innovation, funded by a $3.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
At Driskill Day, students, alumni and faculty gathered to showcase research and celebrate excellence throughout the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences.
Robert Kalb, MD, has been named to lead the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, as the center’s inaugural director.
Feinberg recently welcomed dozens of new PhD students to campus, including students in the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences and the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program.
Different types of meditation work for different people, says Dr. Melinda Ring a>, executive director of Northwestern Medicine’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Whether one sits still or moves, she says, almost any activity will work as long as the practitioner has the “intention of being present, being aware and developing that mind-body connection.”
Research shows that seniors tend to prioritize other medical conditions over asthma, perhaps because they minimize symptoms and underestimate their impact, suggested Michael Wolf , a professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
In July, at the Ovarian Cancer National Conference in Chicago, a succession of experts expressed alarm about this: Dr. John Moroney from the University of Chicago, Dr. Carol L. Brown from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. David Gershenson from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Daniela Matei , from Northwestern University, and Dr. Alan D’Andrea from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Clyde Yancy , chief of cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said the Heart to Heart program offers a “very teachable moment” for healthcare providers who are always searching for times when they have the rapt attention of patients. Allowing transplant patients to hold their heart in their hands “may be sufficient to empower them and reinforce the message for patients and in their role as advocates,” especially for those who are visual learners, he said. “If it doesn’t affect change then it becomes an exercise that comes with a cost and some risk because we don’t always know what the patient’s reaction will be,” he said. “We’re all looking for ways to change adult behaviors, so it would be wonderful if the program was shown to effect change,” Yancy added.