The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
So far, scientists can take a piece of ovarian tissue, freeze it and then re-implant it into a patient to produce mature eggs. That process has resulted in at least 100 births so far, mostly by adult patients who were treated for cancer, said Dr. Teresa Woodruff, a reproductive endocrinologist researching the issue at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Yet this process does not work for all patients, and researchers say that it is unlikely to work for trans people who transition with hormone therapy. So they started to look for ways to grow that tissue in a petri dish, so it can develop into a mature egg. In November, Woodruff co-authored a study in the journal Nature that did just that. “We can continue to develop that technology and eventually, hopefully, this will transfer to all the individuals who are looking for fertility intervention,” Woodruff said.