A new technology called “Sticky-flares” developed by nanomedicine scientists offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells.
Men gain weight after the birth of their first child, raising their risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
Music training, introduced as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain’s responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills.
Two Northwestern Medicine studies help explain how components of the cytoskeleton called intermediate filaments move and assemble to protect cells.
Northwestern Medicine hospitals continue to earn national recognition as part of the U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Hospitals.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.An estimated 6.3 million U.S. patients cannot control their LDL levels with statins alone, according to medical surveys. And another 3.3 million are thought to be unable to tolerate statins due to side effects, but there are no formal criteria to identify these patients. As such, experts say more research is needed to define the group. “I think we need to be clear what qualifies for statin intolerance,” Dr. Neil Stone, a cardiologist at Northwestern University, said. “What moves you from an inexpensive, generic statin to a very expensive new drug that doesn’t have near the track record of the statin?”
In Chicago, a third crowded market, Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked first in the metro area.
The study’s lead author — Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University — said he could only speculate about what’s behind the extra pounds.
“For men who become fathers, their whole life changes,” Garfield said. They may sleep less, exercise less, and experience more stress — all of which can lead to weight gain, he said.
Two studies published Tuesday lend support to controversial new cholesterol guidelines that could vastly increase the number of Americans advised to take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.