A Northwestern resident physician has argued for the creation of a new federal department to lead a national “decarceration” program.
A recent study has identified novel genetic causes of non-obstructive azoospermia, the most severe form of male infertility, findings that may inform future treatment strategies and interventions.
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, the vice chair and Mary Harris Thompson Professor of Preventive Medicine and of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, has been awarded the Paula H. Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine by the Northwestern Medical Women Faculty Organization.
During a recent workshop, small groups of students met with multiple patients who live with dermatological conditions to learn advanced diagnosis skills.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified new genetic variations effecting gene expression in the liver cells of patients of African descent, findings that provide insight into how drugs are metabolized differently in different populations.
Targeting calcium signaling in neurons may represent a promising therapeutic approach for treating a rare form of schizophrenia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Consuming certain types of alcohol over long periods of time as well as binge drinking both speed up biological aging, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
The Department of Ophthalmology has received a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Challenge Grant to support investigators advancing the field of ophthalmology and vision science.
Transgender and nonbinary youth experienced sustained improvements in depression and anxiety over two years after starting treatment with gender-affirming hormones, according to a recent study.
The recommendation to reach 10,000 steps a day has long been the gold standard for staying fit and improving heart health. But new research suggests that it might not be the magic number after all.
Northwestern University professors Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Murali Prakriya, PhD, Linda A. Teplin, PhD and Teri W. Odom, PhD, have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world.
A new way to significantly increase the potency of almost any vaccine has been developed by Northwestern scientists.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that specific calcium channels help regulate sex differences in the functioning of immune cells for neuroinflammation and overall neuropathic pain.
Feinberg has named two new associate deans: Kathryn Hufmeyer, MD, has been named associate dean for curriculum, and Linda Suleiman, MD, has been promoted to associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Shortages of mental health professionals across U.S. counties were associated with an increase in youth suicides, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
The Northwestern Medicine Scholars program helps local high school students learn about potential careers in medicine as physicians and scientists through participating in hands-on training sessions, educational seminars and networking opportunities.
Scientists have identified a new cell type implicated in the development of medulloblastoma, according to a study published in Nature.
Feinberg has established the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, a collaborative hub created to unite interdisciplinary scientists to understand neural mechanisms underlying mental illness, elucidate mechanisms of psychotropic drug action and develop novel therapeutics.
Targeting cellular post-transcription mechanisms in the CD73 ectoenzyme may promote anti-tumor immunity and slow cancer progression in triple-negative breast cancer, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Shiv Patel, a second-year medical student, was recently selected as a recipient of the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, which recognizes 35 outstanding students nationwide pursuing healthcare degrees with scholarships totaling $250,000.
High doses of vitamin D alleviated symptoms for patients with toxic erythema of chemotherapy significantly faster than current treatments, according to a recent study.
Scientists have developed a wireless, battery-free implant capable of monitoring dopamine signals in the brain in real-time, an advance that could aid in understanding the role neurochemicals play in neurological disorders.
Northwestern scientists have created the first highly mature neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells, a feat that opens new opportunities for medical research and potential transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
Patients with relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia who were treated with vemurafenib experienced excellent response and relapse-free survival, according to a recent clinical trial published in Blood.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have revealed new insights into how cell type switches facilitate tumor growth and treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer, according to findings published in Science Advances.
Scientists have identified new genes linked to heart failure, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Direct-to-consumer platforms for testosterone therapy don’t always provide care in concordance with professional guidelines, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Increased levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA) are correlated with the manifestation of several diseases and African ancestry, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Patient-reported outcomes in relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma revealed that receiving CAR T-cell immunotherapy was associated with higher quality of life, according to a recent study.
Feinberg experienced a year of outstanding growth, scientific achievement, and collaboration in 2022, from honors and awards to unprecedented research discoveries.