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Our News Center content team curates collections of news stories and media coverage about Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to show the expertise of the medical school in topics that have a broad societal impact.

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Feinberg is a research-intensive institution that prioritizes taking scientific discovery from the bench to the bedside to improve patient care and outcomes. With access to the school’s wide variety of basic science and clinical research programs and centers, inquisitive medical and graduate students contribute to this goal by designing and conducting their own research projects. Read on to learn more about some of their recent work.

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According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the world today. With more than 17.5 million deaths annually from CVD, finding effective treatment options is critical. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine scientists are hard at work to find innovative new therapies to treat and prevent CVD.

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More than 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV. Though mortality rates have declined dramatically in recent years, new infections continue and are even increasing in some populations. Feinberg scientists are pursuing ways to understand, treat and prevent HIV and AIDS through innovative and multidisciplinary projects that encompass pathology, clinical practice and public health.

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine scientists are pursing groundbreaking research on reproductive health as well sex differences in disease incidence and treatment. Read on for some of the latest women’s health news, including pregnancy, breast cancer, heart disease and behavioral health.