The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
“This is what we hope will be a breakthrough in finding a way to treat a lifelong, debilitating blood disorder with a one-time treatment,” said Alexis A. Thompson, one of the paper’s lead authors and head of hematology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. An estimated 288,000 people worldwide suffer from βbeta-thalassemia, in which genetic mutations cause the body to make insufficient beta globin, a molecule needed to produce healthy red blood cells. Patients’ defective red blood cells often die before they fully mature, resulting in anemia, or they burst open while in circulation, releasing iron into the bloodstream that can cause organ damage.