In 2015, the same year the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing was founded at Northwestern. Center Director Brian Mustanski, PhD, recalls 2015 and the new battles his community faces in 2019.
In 2017, Mamta Swaroop, MD, decided it was time to empower Chicago communities by training bystanders to be immediate responders. In this audio essay, she shares her story.
Tiny bio-artificial kidneys are growing in the lab of Susan Quaggin, MD. She and a team of scientists, with expertise in stem cells, blood vessels and developmental biology, are accelerating the development of such bioengineered organs.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has delivered some sobering news about heart failure. It found death rates due to heart failure are increasing, especially in people under the age of 65 and specifically among black men.
As we age, almost all of us have some memory loss. This age-related affliction is normal, but a new Northwestern Medicine study suggests it can be improved with non-invasive brain stimulation that sends electromagnetic pulses into a specific area of the brain. Joel Voss, PhD, an associate professor at Northwestern, led this study, published in the journal Neurology.
A new approach from the field of ophthalmology shows promise in detecting non-invasive biomarkers of mild cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. Northwestern’s Amani Fawzi, MD, explains.
Results from a randomized phase 3 clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine could change the way women are treated for later stage endometrial cancer. Northwestern’s Daniela Matei, MD, led the trial and shares the details.
A new Northwestern Medicine study reports that adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause.
Aside from intense itching and dry, irritable skin, people with a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis also have significantly higher rates of medical and mental health issues.
The landmark Northwestern Juvenile Project, led by Linda Teplin, PhD, has produced some astonishing findings about health risks and premature deaths of delinquent youth.