Northwestern has established the new Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research, which will provide investigators and patients more support while uncovering new discoveries from applied and basic science research on allergies.
The first prostate cancer treatment based on the genetic makeup of the cancer resulted in significant improvements, according to a large international trial led by Northwestern Medicine investigators.
Three Chicagoland high school students created the PeelTowel, a citrus peel-based, anti-microbial paper towel, and tested it in the laboratory of Alan Hauser, MD, PhD, vice chair of the Department of Microbiology-Immunology.
A recent investigation published in Nature Communications revealed how damage to a neural circuit can cause amnesia.
The annual “State of IPHAM” address kicked off the academic year’s IPHAM Seminar Series by telling the story of the institute through its values: impact, health equity, diversity, respect, collaboration, research excellence, and sharing knowledge and benefits.
New PhD students from around the world have arrived on the Chicago campus to join several of the PhD programs on campus, including the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program, Medical Scientist Training Program, Clinical Psychology PhD Program and Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program.
Boosting the activity of newly-created neurons mimicked the effect of antidepressant medication in mouse models, according to a recent study.
A new study provided evidence that current guidelines for genetic screenings for colorectal cancer-associated genes are missing patients and should be expanded.
Jordan Coleman, a third-year medical student, previously worked as a chaplain in prisons, homeless shelters and hospitals — an experience that enhances his clinical experiences today.
Many hospital rating systems are inconsistent and suffer from fundamental weaknesses, according to experts, as reported by a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern University has received a five-year, $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to renew the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have pinpointed the location of dysfunctional brain networks that lead loss of language in primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, welcoming new students and recognizing distinguished upperclassmen and graduates.
A new study identified two new functions of a neural regulatory protein, with possible clinical implications down the line.
A recent campus talk explored how clinical trials of HIV/AIDS drugs in developing countries in the 90s sparked a wealth of discussions about ethics in scientific investigation and barriers to healthcare access.
Total deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension have been increasing since 2011, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
In partnership with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and several Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine departments and centers, the Public Health Boot Camp delivers an annual week-long residential training program for HIV/AIDS community-based service providers.
Two Northwestern University scientists have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to collaborate and investigate drug therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The 9th annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Day brought together a group of more than 100 scientists and students across departments and programs to showcase research collaborations.
The safety of a new therapy for an aggressive brain tumor was demonstrated in a recent clinical trial, and the drug also cleared other important hurdles.
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine scientist Stuart Stock uses powerful imaging technology to better understand shark vertebrae’s formation and strength, information that may help people with degenerative bone diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a protein that helps reprogram HER2-positive breast cancer cells to survive in the brain, according to a recent study.
The opening of the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center is poised to bring even more additions to dining options on the Chicago campus, with new outlets opening by late fall.
A new study measured changes in neural pathways after a stroke, finding that many patients’ nervous systems appear to shift activity to undamaged motor pathways from the brain and the brainstem.
A new blood test can identify early-stage liver cancer, allowing clinicians to start treatment early, according to a new study.
A new study has discovered previously unknown details about a mechanism that lets white blood cells travel from blood vessels into tissue, a process key to inflammation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have rescued movement in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease by restoring the intrinsic discharge of nerve cells within the subthalamic nucleus.
A procedure called POEM significantly improved treatment outcomes among patients with achalasia — a rare swallowing disorder — compared with a standard therapy, according to a clinical trial published in JAMA.
A molecule drastically reduced toxic proteins in human neuron cells with Huntington’s disease, representing a potential therapy for the deadly degenerative disease, according to a new study.