Northwestern Medicine scientists used an innovative technique to measure electrical activity in ALS neurons, finding changes in excitability that indicated disease, according to a study published in Stem Cell Reports.
Submit your most visually interesting scientific images for the first Feinberg Scientific Images Contest: All entries will be entered into a lottery for an Apple iPad, and each image will be considered for inclusion in a gallery inside the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center.
Northwestern University and Deerfield Management Launch Lakeside Discovery to Provide Tomorrow’s Solutions in Healthcare
Northwestern University and Deerfield Management launched Lakeside Discovery, LLC, formally announced the partnership which will provide up to $65 million of targeted funding and deep development expertise to advance promising Northwestern research.
Through innovative transitional care programs,
Northwestern Medicine clinicians help vulnerable
patients achieve healthier lives after leaving the hospital.
Each June, Feinberg puts on white-coat ceremonies for students in its Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs.
For women, hormonal changes that come with menopause may play a role. Menopause results in a drop in estrogen, which can cause changes in brain function, which not everyone is able to adapt to, he says. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern Medicine, says job-related concerns can play a role for men in particular, who have higher rates of suicide overall.
In a conference room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on a recent evening, a group of men sat down for a class on pregnancy and childbirth led by Dr. Craig Garfield, a pediatrician who specializes in studying new fathers.The class is one of many that Northwestern offers to new parents, including some that are designed for moms, for grandparents and — in the case of one class called “Bowser & the Baby” — for dog owners. Dr. Garfield’s parenting class is for expectant fathers, most of whom are here after their pregnant partners signed them up for it.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System said regulators blessed their merger plans, with the union becoming effective Sept. 1. Centegra is a three-hospital system based in Crystal Lake with a medical staff of 175. Its pending deal with the Chicago health care giant stretched out over two years, compared with the more typical months-long approval of other hospital mergers. With Centegra, Northwestern’s system will have 10 hospitals.
Still, the results offer fresh evidence that state policies can contribute to lower vaccination rates, said Dr. Matthew Davis, a researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “Other studies had suggested that local communities with high numbers of unvaccinated children were susceptible to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and whooping cough,” Davis, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. “The current findings expand on prior research to illustrate how several states’ policies that allow non-medical exemptions correlate with lower rates of vaccination among children.”