Feinberg principal investigators secured a record-breaking $642 million in research funding and awards during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Men with advanced prostate cancer who were treated based on the genetic makeup of their cancer survived significantly longer than those treated with standard treatments, according to a new study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a specialized protein associated with the microtubules of a cell helps facilitate and regulate early stages of HIV infection.
Molly Stout, MD, chief resident in the Department of Dermatology, has been interning for ABC News’ Medical Unit through their Resident Rotation Program, helping with writing and reviewing medical news stories for the network’s major TV news stations and website.
Inhibiting an epigenetic regulator called DOT1L could be a key to slowing treatment-resistant prostate cancer, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Crain’s list of Chicago’s largest hospitals returns with the top five hospitals in the same positions as last year, while the hospital systems list retains its same top three rankings from the prior year.
“These discoveries suggest the importance of considering sex as a biological variable in human genetics and genomics studies,” said project leader Barbara Stranger, an associate professor of pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The researchers analyzed 44 types of healthy human tissue from 838 people to find out if there were differences between women and men in the average amount of gene expression.
As part of a new study to show how music can heal the brain, Clara Takarabe plays her viola virtually for patients who have suffered brain injury or stroke at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
“It may be a statistical blip, it may be because the treatment is getting better, or it may be because the patients have been getting younger,” said Dr. Sadiya Khan, an epidemiologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Most of the dead thus far have been the elderly and the infirm, but hundreds of new cases in recent weeks have been students who contracted the virus after returning to classes on college campuses.