Feinberg experienced a year of outstanding growth, scientific achievement, and collaboration in 2023, from honors and awards to unprecedented research discoveries.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have successfully localized novel molecular mechanisms behind a genetic mutation found in a wide range of cancers, which could serve as a biomarker for improving patient stratification and treatment, according to findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Decreased activity of a specific signaling pathway in the brain vessels of aging mice and humans was linked to a decline in vascular function and subsequent neurodegeneration, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Two years after the FDA’s approval of semaglutide for chronic weight management, Northwestern Medicine scientists remain at the forefront of investigating the drug’s potential in helping patients who are overweight or have obesity who also have other preexisting health conditions.
Northwestern Medicine investigators led by Derek Walsh, PhD, have discovered how poxviruses disarm and evade mitochondrial-driven antiviral responses for their replication in host cells, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Eli Zimmerman, MD, has been named associate dean for student affairs at Feinberg, effective January 1, 2024.
The Breakthroughs podcast released 19 episodes in 2023 on topics ranging from implementation science and ChatGPT to new insights in dopamine and AI in healthcare. The top three most downloaded episodes this year were on varying topics including exercise and Parkinson’s disease, food allergies and recent discoveries about mitochondria.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a deep learning algorithm accelerating research around diseases and disorders that occur when the process of DNA transcription goes awry.
Medical students shared laughs and poked fun at the medical school experience during the annual performance of In Vivo, Feinberg’s sketch comedy and variety show, held on December 8.
Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, the Aaron Montgomery Ward Professor and chair of the Davee Department of Neurology and director of the Simpson Querrey Center for Neurogenetics, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors.