A new study that examines the role of white blood cells called innate lymphoid cells may offer insight into why women are more likely than men to develop autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis.
Monthly Archives: May, 2015
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.
James S. T. Yao, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been awarded the 2015 Rene Leriche Prize for his outstanding contributions to Vascular Surgery. This prize, given by the General Assembly of the International Surgical Society, is awarded to the surgeon who has made the most significant contribution to surgery of the arteries, veins, or heart.
Feinberg has been chosen by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to host one of five inaugural Edmond J. Safra Fellowships in Movement Disorders, a specialized training program for clinician-researcher neurologists.