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.
Anil Wadhwani, a third-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, investigates Alzheimer’s disease using stem cells in the lab of Jack Kessler, MD, professor in Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology.
The new Biomedical Research Building will be located immediately east of the Lurie Medical Research Center on the site of the former Prentice Women’s Hospital. Northwestern plans to construct approximately 600,000 square feet of research space starting in 2015 with eventual buildout of approximately 1.2 million square feet.
Navdeep Chandel, PhD, was able to induce cancer cell death by diminishing antioxidant protein activity, leading to an intolerable level of intracellular hydrogen peroxide.
Students, fellows, faculty and guests took part in a mini-symposium that featured two panels discussions, a scientific poster session and networking reception as part of the medical school’s World AIDS Day commemoration.