Research from McCormick School of Engineering and Northwestern Medicine scientists describes new MRI technique that can detect blood flow velocity to identify who is most at risk for stroke.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered circadian clocks in muscle tissue that control the muscle’s metabolic response and energy efficiency depending on the time of day.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a protein that acts as a marker for a population of cells that may be an origin for prostate cancers.
Internationally renowned Swiss neuro-oncologist Roger Stupp, MD, will join Northwestern Medicine as a professor of Neurological Surgery.
Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the field.
David Cella, PhD, chair of Medical Social Sciences, received the Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine for his work to measure and apply patient-reported outcomes in healthcare.
Most people are ill-equipped to recognize the signs or symptoms of mental illness. And the consequences of unidentified mental health problems and inadequate treatment are particularly salient among disadvantaged black people. We must do a better job of addressing and treating mental illness because limited and inaccurate information about mental illness is dangerous.
For patients who need more help losing weight, Dr. Robert Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, believes physicians should consider weight-loss medications approved in the last five years.
When kids have food allergies, the children’s parents may think they have food allergies too, but this is often not the case, a new study found. The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and the Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
One important factor could be whether hospitals are closely following the guidelines for treating a heart attack, said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, chair of preventive medicine for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. For example, hospitals should promptly get patients on a multiple-drug regimen that reduces their risk of a second heart attack, and should follow-up regularly with patients to make sure they’re taking their medicine, said Lloyd-Jones, a spokesman for the American Heart Association.