Metformin, an inexpensive diabetes drug, has been found to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes triggered by air pollution by reducing inflammation in the lungs that triggers clotting.
Sydney Doe, a third-year medical student, will receive an award from the American Public Health Association for her research exploring menstrual hygiene management in Chicago public high schools.
A team of scientists developed a novel stem cell model to demonstrate that a pathway that protects against herpes simplex virus 1 infection is unique to neurons in the brain.
Led by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
A behavioral program significantly reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection among young transgender women, according to a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
The first simple blood test to identify your body’s precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has shown that pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.
A bill based in part on research and advocacy at Northwestern amends the Illinois insurance code to require oncofertility coverage, which requires insurance to cover fertility preservation.