Media Coverage

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.

Washington Post 0

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Sunday, researchers reported that they saw dramatic improvement in patients after treating them with a pill that combines ivacaftor and another medication known as lumacaftor. Susanna McColley, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and co-author of the study, said about 15,000 patients in the United States alone could benefit.

CBS Chicago 0

“It actually balances out dopamine and serotonin so that women have more sexual thoughts, more fantasies,” said Northwestern Medicine’s Dr. Lauren Streicher, describing how it works in the brain. So, if flibanserin worked for Amanda and 45 percent of women in the studies, why has it been rejected twice by the FDA?

Chicago Tribune 0

Dr. Scott Cordes was operating on a patient Tuesday when the hospital building in Nepal began to violently shake. He could hear screams throughout the hospital as nurses and family members tried to evacuate patients. Cordes, an assistant clinical professor with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was treating victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal less than three weeks ago, when the area was struck again — this time by a 7.3-magnitude quake centered between the capital Kathmandu and Mount Everest.

Chicago Tribune 0

Starting Thursday, spanning three days and locations, the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine will exhibit ice sculptures carved in the likeness of people who have suffered from ALS, the center said.

CBS News (National) 0

“Understanding this pattern of telomere growth may mean it can be a predictive biomarker for cancer,” Dr. Lifang Hou, the lead study author and a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a statement. “Because we saw a strong relationship in the pattern across a wide variety of cancers, with the right testing these procedures could be used to eventually diagnose a wide variety of cancers.”

Science Daily 0

“Patient portals that offer access to electronic medical records could help individuals better manage their health care and personal needs, but people with less access to and comfort with computers are at risk of not receiving these benefits and will eventually be left behind,” said Michael Wolf, corresponding study author and a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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