A pair of proteins that promote blood vessel formation are associated with the development of severe malaria, and they may be a target for future therapeutics, according to recent research.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, along with experts from medicine, law and government, gathered to discuss the current opioid crisis at the 2016 Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium.
The medical school’s annual Global Health Days event featured presentations on student research conducted around the world, as well as expert discussions on healthcare in Africa and HIV/AIDS treatment.
Fourth-year medical student Claudia Leung spent the past year in western Kenya doing research and developing a healthcare model for patients with chronic diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that the cholera strain responsible for the 2010 epidemic in Haiti is a hypervirulent variant.
Residents working with the Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative spent a year assisting with the improvement of a trauma and emergency response system in Bolivia.
A third-year medical student worked with law and business students at Northwestern to solve problems facing slum communities in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of a multidisciplinary course.
Burning kerosene and diesel fuel indoors for lighting, cooking and heating may increase the chance of developing fatal heart disease, according to recent research.
Robert Murphy, MD, director of Feinberg’s Center for Global Health, will lead a program training scientists in Mali to conduct research on HIV and mycobacterial disease.
Isaac Adewole, MBBS, adjunct professor of Medicine, has been named Nigeria’s minister of health.