A large national study shows electively inducing labor at 39 weeks actually reduces the rate of cesarean deliveries and decreases maternal and fetal complications.
MD/PhD student Emma Gargus is engaged in research designing biomaterials for use in ovarian health and works to advocate for diversity and inclusion in medicine.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are using a variety of innovative techniques to uncover the epigenetics of breast cancer, as seen in three recent studies.
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, has received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Novel research is changing the way we approach healthcare for mothers and their babies. Read the feature in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
The presence of cancer cells in the bloodstream of patients with early-stage breast cancer may be predictive of benefit from radiotherapy after surgery, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Drugs commonly used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child during pregnancy were not associated with a higher risk of adverse birth outcomes, according to a new study.
A checklist intervention improved the quality of childbirth care in India, but did not lead to a reduction in the death rate of mothers and newborns, according to a new study.
The 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research, held on the anniversary of the National Institutes of Health’s landmark sex-inclusion policy, highlighted research on sex bias in autoimmune diseases.
A combination of three therapies was found to provide the greatest benefit to patients with metastatic breast cancer classified as HER2- and hormone receptor-positive, who aren’t candidates for chemotherapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.