Second-year medical students spent four weeks of their summer conducting research for their Area of Scholarly Concentration, a four-year longitudinal project that culminates with a thesis.
Young men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, according to a new study.
John A. Rogers, PhD, a materials scientist and pioneer in the field of bio-integrated electronic devices, will join Northwestern University with appointments in the McCormick School of Engineering and Feinberg School of Medicine.
Behnam Nabet, ’15 PhD, who just completed his doctorate in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, studied how mutated Ras genes turn normal cells into cancer cells in a new publication.
Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty showcased their work in the field of rehabilitation medicine at Feinberg’s fifth annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) Training Day.
A new study found fetal electrocardiogram ST segment analysis, a new technology used to assess fetal heart activity, did not improve outcomes during labor and delivery, compared with conventional fetal heart rate monitoring.
Men who murder their wives or girlfriends are a distinctly different group than those who kill strangers, according to a new study by a forensic psychology research lab at Northwestern University. Chief among those differences: they are less likely to have a rap sheet for serious crimes.
“Understanding the barriers to testing provides critical information for intervening, so we can help young men get tested,” study first author Gregory Phillips II, a research assistant professor of medical social sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, said in a university news release. He is also an investigator in the school’s IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program.
A new Northwestern Medicine genome-wide association study of PCOS – the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry – has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of the disorder.
Dr. Lauren Streicher, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, said she sensed great interest for a drug like Addyi among her patients. She said the drug’s availability would encourage many women to talk to doctors about their sexual problems for the first time. “I think this is going to change the conversation that’s taking place in medical offices across the country,” she said, much as the 1998 approval of Viagra made it acceptable for men to talk about erectile dysfunction.