Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off. The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks,” one wave after another, a Northwestern University-led interdisciplinary research team has found.
Browsing: Clinical Breakthroughs
A study of U.S. hospitals revealed that 2011 restrictions on resident duty hours did not improve surgery patients’ outcomes, one of the first national evaluations of the results of the restrictions.
Feinberg faculty members helped create new guidelines from the Association of American Medical Colleges for medical schools and academic medical centers to improve health care for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or who are born with differences of sex development.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found that testosterone replacement in the United States is more than twice as common among HIV-infected men than the general population.
Recent Northwestern Medicine research shows that longer surgeries are associated with a higher risk of dangerous blood clots, a consistent trend across all procedures.
A recent publication documents the first clinical application for pediatric patients with refractory status epilepticus, a life-threatening form of seizure disorder, providing hope for treatment.
Nelly Papalambros, a third-year graduate student, studies how sound could be used as a non-invasive way to improve deep sleep and memory.
Robert Murphy, MD, ’81, ’84 GME, director of the Center for Global Health, has received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop low-cost tests that will detect and monitor hepatitis C for patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
A Northwestern Medicine study analyzed the records of more than 20,000 surgeries and found a very low risk of adverse events for minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures.
Northwestern Medicine scientists mapped brain circuitry associated with addiction and reward, and found that smoking affects the way the brain relates and responds to pain. The findings could lead to targeted therapies for chronic pain sufferers.