Northwestern University scientists are part of a multi-institution interdisciplinary consortium that has been awarded a $6.2 million grant over five years from the National Eye Institute to develop new treatments for exudative age-related macular degeneration.
Research findings from the lab of Kathryn Farrow, MD, PhD, associate professor in pediatrics-neonatology, illustrate that common treatment options may be detrimental to a newborn’s health.
Allaying previous concerns, a Northwestern Medicine® scientist found that an infant’s growth was not impacted by its mother taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants during pregnancy.
A newly identified set of genes may predict which women are at high risk for getting breast cancer that is sensitive to estrogen and, therefore, would be helped by taking drugs to prevent it, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study.
On Friday, March 15, twenty-eight physician assistant (PA) students gave presentations as the culmination of their clinical rotations and final year in the program.
Even as physicians across the nation transition to electronic health records, commonly known as EHRs, these data systems are not sophisticated enough to handle or store the amount of electronic information created by currently available medical technology, argue the authors of a new viewpoint published online in JAMA -The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Led by Katherine L. Wisner, MD, the large-scale study screened 10,000 women who had recently delivered infants for depression and found that a large percentage suffered recurring episodes.
New research by Navdeep Chandel, PhD, suggests that mitochondria may be vastly more important than just the power source for cells. In a series of publications, Chandel illustrates his belief that mitochondria evolved to conduct biosynthesis rather than create energy, using reactive oxygen species as a mode of communicating the biosynthetic fitness of the organelle.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has strengthened its position among the top research-oriented institutions, maintaining its spot at No. 18 on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The presence of autoantibodies in the blood may be connected to a higher risk of the development of cardiovascular disease, not just in individuals with diagnosed autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, but in the general population, according to new research findings.