In 2019, the medical school produced 21 episodes of Breakthroughs, a podcast featuring the leaders behind the research at Northwestern Medicine. Take a listen to the top five episodes of the year, and rate and review your favorite episodes of Breakthroughs on Apple Podcasts.
5. Artificial Intelligence and Medicine with Mozziyar Etemadi, MD, PhD
Mozziyar Etemadi, MD, PhD, research assistant professor of Anesthesiology and of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering, is leading deep learning projects in his lab at Northwestern. He talks about a collaboration between Northwestern and Google that uses a deep learning system to predict lung cancer.
4. Why Are Food Allergies on the Rise? with Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH
There’s been an uptick in childhood food allergies in recent years, and new evidence from Northwestern shows they’re also becoming more common in adults. Many of the reactions to these allergies are life-threatening. Why is this increase happening, and how can we keep people affected by food allergy safe? Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care, is trying to answer those questions.
3. Improving Memory Loss in Older Adults with Joel Voss, PhD
As we age, almost all of us have some memory loss. This age-related affliction is normal, but a new Northwestern Medicine study suggests it can be improved with non-invasive brain stimulation that sends electromagnetic pulses into a specific area of the brain. Joel Voss, PhD, associate professor of Medical Social Sciences, Neurology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, led this study, published in the journal Neurology.
2. Finding the Internal Fountain of Youth in Amish Country with Douglas Vaughan, MD
A rare blood disorder related to people missing a protein, called PAI-1, was identified in a small Amish community. Douglas Vaughan, MD, chair and Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine, studies the community and found that those without the protein seem to live longer and healthier lives.
1. New Evidence on Eggs and Heart Health with Norrina Allen, PhD
Norrina Allen, PhD, associate professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, shares the results of a large new Northwestern Medicine study that finds adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol in general had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death.