Inter-organelle contacts drive calcium transfer from lysosomes to mitochondria, findings that lay out a possible therapeutic blueprint for neurological disorders.
Diane B. Wayne, MD, has indicated that she would like to step down as vice-dean for medical education; Marianne Green, MD, will succeed her. Sandra Sanguino, MD, MPH, has been named senior associate dean for Medical Education, and Joshua Goldstein, MD, has been elevated to senior associate dean for graduate medical education.
Measuring epigenetic signatures in blood plasma could help classify brain tumors, according to a study published in Nature Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine will launch an Older Americans Independence Center, joining a network of centers across the country that investigate ways to maintain or restore independence in older adults.
Matthew Davis, MD, a pediatrician and internist with a focus on family health and community impact, has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Feinberg and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Maya Jackson-Gibson, a fourth-year medical student, and Warren McGee, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, reflect on their time on Feinberg’s Task Force on Inclusion and Bias.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel cell lineage tracing method that can better determine the origin of mammalian neuron populations from progenitor cells.
As health inequities affect vulnerable populations, healthcare organizations must shift to a health equity centered, population health approach, according to a recent position paper from the National Academy of Medicine.
Four Northwestern Medicine hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings, with Northwestern Memorial Hospital named among the top 10 hospitals in the U.S.
A specific cell signaling protein may be used to enhance the sensitivity of medulloblastoma tumors to immunotherapy, potentially improving quality of life for patients with the malignant pediatric brain cancer.
Residents working shifts of 16 hours or less didn’t make fewer errors than residents assigned to 24-hour shifts, according to a recent study published in NEJM.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that the growth of cancerous tumors requires the activation of a specific biochemical process within the mitochondria of tumor cells, showing potential as a new target for cancer therapy.
In older adults with type 1 diabetes, continuous blood glucose monitoring was more effective in reducing hypoglycemia than standard blood glucose monitoring, according to recent findings published in JAMA.
Emma Office, a rising second year medical student and co-leader of the student COVID-19 volunteer effort at Feinberg, helped organize a successful phone call outreach program for older adults at risk of experiencing social isolation during the pandemic.
Patients with influenza at risk of complications recovered more quickly after early treatment with the drug baloxavir marboxil, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
An emerging cancer treatment also helps prevent cells from turning into viral factories by interfering with HIV infection processes inside the cell, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a specific protein known for its role in cell division also impacts the direction of intracellular transport in neurons.
A new immunotherapy developed by investigators at Northwestern University dramatically extends the survival time of mice with triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat forms of breast cancer.
Virtual Heart-to-Hearts connects medical students with Feinberg alumni for conversations about medical specialties, residency applications and more.
Cancer patients with other comorbidities have a higher risk of dying from complications due to COVID-19, and should discuss the risks and benefits of continuing cancer treatment with their physician, according to a recent study.
A novel drug called enzalutamide may extend overall survival for men with nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to findings from clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
A new patient-centered decision support tool aims to help pregnant women decide whether they prefer trial-of-labor or a repeat cesarean delivery after having a prior cesarean.
A protein gives motile cilia part of their structure, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A drug originally designed as cancer therapy virtually eliminated allergic reactions in moderate cases and significantly lessened the risk of death in severe cases, according to a new study in animal models.
A novel compound using diphtheria toxin to attack a signaling pathway implicated in as many as 50 percent of cancers slowed tumor growth, according to a recent study.
The gene transcription machinery that controls circadian rhythms also regulates insulin release in the pancreas, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
A protein called mDia2 is vital for proper bone marrow transplantation, according to a new study.
In recognition of their track record of excellence and achievement, three Feinberg faculty members have been promoted to the position of assistant dean of medical education.
Machine-learning technology could help pathologists more accurately assess how a patient’s immune system is responding to breast cancer, according to a recent series of reports authored in part by Feinberg faculty.