Northwestern Medicine scientists studied a poxvirus and demonstrated that ribosomes can selectively control the process of protein synthesis known as translation.
A cancer drug for certain types of leukemia and lymphoma can also prevent reactions to some of the most common airborne allergies, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Quentin Youmans, MD, a second-year resident in internal medicine, received the Leadership Award, and Elsy Compres, a second-year medical student, received the Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.
A new study explains how mutations in a sodium channel can lead to a disorder causing insensitivity to pain.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the mechanism that drives primary lung allograft dysfunction, the leading cause of death after lung transplantation.
A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time, and almost 2 percent of those infants later achieved gifted status in school. “What excites me about this study is that it changes the focus for the clinician and families at the bedside from just focusing on the medical outcomes of the child to what the future educational outcomes might be for a child born early,” Craig Garfield, the first author of the study and an associate professor of pediatrics and medial social sciences at Northwestern Medicine, said in a statement.
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine last year tapped a psychiatrist to launch a confidential, 24-hour hotline solely for residents and fellows at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A hospital-wide peer support program also is in the works, said Dr. Joan Anzia , residency program director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Anzia said doctors often experience that “secondary trauma,” but instead of talking about it, “you tough it out. You don’t share with others when you don’t feel adequate. … It’s a culture of medicine of needing to be the team leader, of not showing vulnerability, of having to be strong for the patient and the team.
“What happens with some of our cancer patients is that their ovaries don’t function at a high enough level and they need to use hormone replacement therapies in order to trigger puberty,” said Dr. Monica Loranda , a co-lead author of the study.
A new era of regenerative medicine could be on the horizon. A 3-D printed ovary allowed an infertile mouse to naturally mate and then go on to give birth to two pups of their own, according to new research published Tuesday in Nature Communications. The 3-D printed bioprosthetic ovary, as it’s termed, is “the holy grail of bioengineering for regenerative medicine,” said Teresa K. Woodruff ,, a reproductive scientist and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.