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Tapping into resources only available at Northwestern, researchers at Feinberg have crafted a multidisciplinary study to investigate all aspects of primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia.

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PhD candidates Samuel Light and Joshua Waitzman study how the smallest levels of biological processes work, with the hope that their discoveries will lead to new or better drug therapies. Both scientists recently received the inaugural Driskill Award for Outstanding Student Achievement, which recognizes research that has clinical and translational significance.

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With a five-year renewal of the Northwestern University Specialized Center for Research on Sex Differences, one of 11 National Institutes of Health-supported centers, Andrea Dunaif, MD, professor in medicine, is continuing her push to elevate the world’s understanding of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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In a new, large-scale gene-association study, an international team of scientists identified 38 new genetic regions that are associated with glucose and insulin levels in the blood. Many of these regions also have an impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Co-chaired by Justin Starren, MD, PhD, division chief of preventive medicine-health and biomedical informatics, Chicago Informatics Week highlights the rapidly growing importance of healthcare informatics to the region. It coincides with the premier scientific meeting for this field, the AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium, being held here for the first time since 2007.

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