Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off. The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks,” one wave after another, a Northwestern University-led interdisciplinary research team has found.
Feinberg faculty received an NIH grant to build a microphysiologic model of the female reproductive system to predict drug safety and effectiveness in humans.
Northwestern Medicine has been chosen as one of ten investigational sites for a landmark study that seeks to improve the way uterine fibroids are treated.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found a new method to measure how patients with breast cancer liver metastasis respond to treatment.
A study analyzed data from 82,000 women to see how stressful life events and social strain affect future development of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Women in the United States who have cesarean sections are less likely to continue childbearing than those who deliver vaginally, but this relationship weakens for women living below the poverty line.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found a gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer has fewer side effects than the same drug taken in oral form.
Robin Skory, an MD/PhD student, worked in the lab of Teresa Woodruff, PhD, to study follicle development and fertility preservation.
Kathryn E. Hulse, PhD, research assistant professor in Medicine-Allergy-Immunology, found that while men are more likely to have chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, women with the disease have a more severe form.
Radioembolization may offer an alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer patients whose tumors have spread to the liver.