Three scientists from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are in the early stages of their independent research careers.
With a number of recent studies showing the accuracy of magnetic resonance elastography in diagnosing and staging liver damage, Frank Miller, MD, professor in radiology, is researching its validity.
Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH, associate professor of neurology and physcial medicine and rehabilitation, is building a first-of-its-kind network to address sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which accounts for an estimated 20 percent of epilepsy-related deaths, Schuele is hoping to increase the availability of data available to researchers.
Turning concussion theories into a verified model is the basis of a new Northwestern study on concussive events among grade-schoolers.
Researcher Chyung-Ru Wang, PhD, professor in microbiology-immunology, aims to test the ability of lipid vaccines to offer resistance to mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
A weekly stress management program for patients with multiple sclerosis prevented the development of new brain lesions, a marker of the disease’s activity in the brain, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
A troubling new national study finds many agencies recruit random strangers off Craigslist and place them in the homes of vulnerable elderly people with dementia, don’t do national criminal background checks or drug testing, lie about testing the qualifications of caregivers, and don’t require any experience or provide real training.
A team led by a physician-scientist and a chemist – from the fields of dermatology and nanotechnology – is the first to demonstrate the use of commercial moisturizers to deliver gene regulation technology that has great potential for life-saving therapies for skin diseases.
June Robinson, MD, research professor of dermatology, has spent more than 20 years advocating for restrictions on indoor tanning and more than 30 years treating melanoma.
A new bill signed by Illinois Gov. Quinn aims to train all sixth through eighth graders across the state in hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.