A new residency mentorship program developed by Northwestern Medicine faculty may serve as a model for other academic programs seeking to provide more formalized mentorship opportunities for residents.
Mutations in PCM1, a gene involved in the formation of cilia, were linked with schizophrenia in a variety of animal models and in human genome analysis, according to a recent study.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute hosted the first virtual COVID-19 symposium, which gave the Northwestern research community an opportunity to learn about efforts to advance public health and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northwestern scientists have determined how two protein mutations responsible for the impaired motor function in Parkinson’s disease independently disrupt neuron activity.
Combining the current standard-of-care chemotherapy drug with a genetic inhibitor may improve treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to a recent study published in PNAS.
“It’s really an exaggerated cold response: When our body is cold it’s normal for our blood vessels at the periphery, such as in our fingers, to narrow to conserve core body heat,” said Dr. Emily Kiemig, a dermatologist and assistant professor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, who specializes in connective tissue and autoimmune diseases of the skin, and frequently cares for patients with Raynaud’s.
Maryann Mason, PhD, director of violence and injury research at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics, evaluated a violence interruption program in Chicago, initially focusing on the role of mentoring at-risk young men in violence prevention.
Officials already struggle to interpret reams of data from different tests that can produce different results, said Gerardin, an assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Cases are already skyrocketing, and many people are experiencing “caution fatigue” — becoming desensitized to warnings out of exhaustion from observing safety guidance, said Jackie Gollan, a clinical psychologist and a professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who conducts research on how to make better decisions.