Emerging research shows that prolonged sitting has significant health consequences, including an increased likelihood of developing a chronic condition such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.
Jacek Topczewski, PhD, research associate professor of pediatrics, is investigating how congenital malformations occur by focusing his lab on a specific family of proteins and their impact on cartilage formation.
With a five-year renewal of the Northwestern University Specialized Center for Research on Sex Differences, one of 11 National Institutes of Health-supported centers, Andrea Dunaif, MD, professor in medicine, is continuing her push to elevate the world’s understanding of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Parkinson’s, the second most common neurodegenerative disease, is caused by the death of dopamine neurons, resulting in tremors, rigidity, and difficulty moving. Current treatments target the symptoms, but do not slow the progression of the disease. A new compound developed by Northwestern University scientists shows potential to halt its advancement.
In a new, large-scale gene-association study, an international team of scientists identified 38 new genetic regions that are associated with glucose and insulin levels in the blood. Many of these regions also have an impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Co-chaired by Justin Starren, MD, PhD, division chief of preventive medicine-health and biomedical informatics, Chicago Informatics Week highlights the rapidly growing importance of healthcare informatics to the region. It coincides with the premier scientific meeting for this field, the AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium, being held here for the first time since 2007.
More than 200 Feinberg community members joined in celebrating the launch of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine on Thursday, October 18. The event provided those in attendance with an opportunity to learn more about IPHAM’s nine founding centers, network with faculty, and hear from senior leadership about its vision.
On October 18, a team of Northwestern University scientists met with the Environmental Protection Agency to advocate for including women in reproductive health research. Much of the current research is done on men only, but the sexes often react differently to environmental toxins.
Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have developed the first animal model that duplicates the human response in rheumatoid arthritis, an important step that may enable scientists to discover better medicines to treat the disease.
A pioneer in the field of stem cell biology for regenerative medicine, Helen Blau, PhD, will deliver the inaugural Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22, inside the Hughes Auditorium.