A team of Northwestern University students and faculty launched a start-up, Opticent Health, which recently received an award from the National Science Foundation to bring their technology innovation to the market.
A study shows that an experimental compound has promise for attacking HIV via a new route – cutting off the virus’s pipeline of sugar and nutrients.
Thomas Shanley, MD, a national leader in pediatric intensive care, has been appointed chair of the department of Pediatrics at Feinberg and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified two drugs that stimulate stem cells in the central nervous system with the potential to repair the protective coating around neurons damaged in multiple sclerosis.
Despite previous findings suggesting a link between soy intake and decreased asthma severity, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows that soy supplements do not improve lung function for patients with asthma.
Patricia Conard, ’53 MD, gave advice to medical students and talked about her six decades of experience as a woman in medicine during a lunch hosted by Feinberg’s American Medical Women’s Association.
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has received $15 million to help independent clinics improve patients’ heart health and stroke prevention.
“This study highlights why it is so important to perform well-designed, placebo-controlled studies when associations are reported between specific nutrients and disease outcomes,” study lead author Dr. Lewis Smith, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a university news release.
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Sunday, researchers reported that they saw dramatic improvement in patients after treating them with a pill that combines ivacaftor and another medication known as lumacaftor. Susanna McColley, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and co-author of the study, said about 15,000 patients in the United States alone could benefit.
Dr. Scott Cordes was operating on a patient Tuesday when the hospital building in Nepal began to violently shake. He could hear screams throughout the hospital as nurses and family members tried to evacuate patients. Cordes, an assistant clinical professor with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was treating victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal less than three weeks ago, when the area was struck again — this time by a 7.3-magnitude quake centered between the capital Kathmandu and Mount Everest.