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.

The Atlantic    0

Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered sequences of human DNA
in a number of samples of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the gonorrhea bacterium.
It’s not yet clear what the DNA is doing there.

Wall Street Journal   0

Wellington Hsu, a professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of
Medicine, says when patients have stenosis that is limited to a small area
of the spine, doctors may be able to perform less invasive surgery that uses
a smaller incision and leads to a faster recovery time

Men's Health (Blog)    0

“If you’ve quit for a year, 2 months, whatever, the problem is the addiction
to nicotine never goes away,” says Carol Southard, R.N., M.S.N., tobacco
treatment specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Thinking you can get
away with one cheat will trigger the dependence in your brain within 10
seconds. Nicotine causes the stimulation of pleasure receptors like
dopamine, making one puff a dangerous temptation.

FoxNews.com  0

“This has evolutionary significance, because it shows you can take broad
evolutionary steps when you’re able to acquire these pieces of DNA,” said
Hank Seifert, professor of microbiology and immunology at Northwestern
University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in a statement.Northwestern
Medicine is mentioned in an article regarding a new study looking at the
evolution of gonorrhea.

UPI   0

“This has evolutionary significance because it shows you can take broad
evolutionary steps when you’re able to acquire these pieces of DNA,” Hank
Seifert, Northwest professor of microbiology, said. “The bacterium is
getting a genetic sequence from the very host it’s infecting. That could
have far reaching implications as far as how the bacteria can adapt to the
host.”

Popular Science  0

Gonorrhea is one of very few diseases exclusive to our species, and is one of
the oldest recorded diseases in human history. An ancient disease that
resembles gonorrhea’s symptoms is even described in the Bible, according to
Hank Seifert, senior author of a paper on the gene transfer.

The bacterium apparently picks up a genetic sequence from the host it is
infecting, a novel ability that could help the bacteria adapt to its host,
according to Seifert, a microbiology and immunology professor at
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This ability may enable
it to develop different strains of itself, he said. The paper is published
today in the online journal mBio.

Chicago Tribune  0

“The surgery itself was uncomplicated, and the emotional context of this
delivery was so profound,” said Dr. Susan Gerber, obstetrician and
maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

… “It’s going to be more risky for somebody who’s got underlying
conditions,” said Dr. Alan Peaceman, chief of maternal-fetal medicine at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, one of Casey’s doctors. “Because of that, we
recommend that patients have a cardiac evaluation.”

USA Today    0

“This has evolutionary significance because it shows you can take broad
evolutionary steps when you’re able to acquire these pieces of DNA,” said
study senior author Hank Seifert, in a statement. “The bacterium is getting
a genetic sequence from the very host it’s infecting.”

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