Michael Ison, MD, associate professor in Medicine-Infectious Diseases and Surgery-Organ Transplantation, is co-chair of a group of scientists responsible for drafting the next edition of influenza treatment guidelines.
Her strong interest in education and traveling led alumna Evangelia Razis, MD’87, PhD, to raise awareness on breast and cervical cancer in countries such as Sudan, Honduras, Albania and Sri Lanka. Also an avid researcher, she has published more than 60 papers and has opened the first group oncology practice in Greece to pursue translational studies.
A group of scientists from Germany, Korea and the United States has shown how a member of the sirtuin gene family acts as a tumor suppressor to protect genome integrity.
Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, new research by Elizabeth Eklund, MD, points toward an alternative approach to treating the inherited and devastating bone marrow condition Fanconi anemia.
Patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme – the most aggressive form of primary brain tumor – treated with an experimental vaccine made from the patient’s own resected tumor tissue showed an improved survival rate when compared with historical patients who received the standard of care alone, according to an analysis of a phase 2 trial of this vaccine.
Teens who were heavy marijuana users – smoking it daily for about three years – had abnormal changes in their brain structures related to working memory and performed poorly on memory tasks, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
With the support of a five-year, $9 million NIH grant, Konrad Kording, PhD, is leading a team of scientists in exploring a new way to map the brain.
Yousef Ahmed, a third-year medical student, was recognized by the Naperville Fire Department for helping to revive a runner at the inaugural Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon.
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, president of the Institute of Medicine, discussed the role of decision making in medicine and health policy during the medical school’s biannual lecture on public health.
In a study of screening mammography-detected breast cancers, patients who had them more frequently had a significantly lower rate of lymph node positivity-or cancer cells in the lymph nodes-as compared to women who went longer intervals between exams.