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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
TG2, an enzyme known to help cancers spread more quickly, also plays a role in regulating T-cells — opening the door to dual inhibition, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD; Melissa Simon, MD, MPH; and Guillermo Ameer, ScD; have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Lessons learned from the pandemic, as well as new ways of teaching medicine, were shared at Feinberg’s 11th annual Medical Education Day.
A machine learning model can identify patients at risk of a rare cardiomyopathy, according to a recent study.
Northwestern’s Brain Tumor SPORE — part of the Lurie Cancer Center — is now three years old, and the bench to bedside process is producing results.
Many cancers produce an enzyme called IDO that suppresses immune system activity, but the long-held hypothesis of how this mechanism operates requires revision, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern University Trustees and alumni Patrick G. Ryan and Shirley W. Ryan have made a historic gift to name and endow the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health.
Circulating tumor cells use the surface protein ICAM1 to strengthen stem cell programs and facilitate formation of tumor cell clusters, which can travel from primary tumors to other organs in the body.
Senior medical students and residents joined together to learn about and practice advanced physical diagnosis skills during a recent workshop on September 15.
An international team of investigators have released the first-ever study to examine total energy expenditure over the course of the human lifespan, shedding light on human development and aging.
A colonoscopy maneuver to better detect polyps in the right colon is often poorly preformed in practice, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a critical checkpoint in transcription elongation, the process of synthesizing RNA from a DNA template.
Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, of Yale University, has been named chief of Feinberg’s Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, and director of the newly formed Center for Human Immunobiology.
Genomic autopsy of young individuals who experienced sudden death revealed many had known genetic variants that are associated with cardiomyopathy.
Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to investigate all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: from molecular mechanisms of infection, to child hospitalization and single-dose vaccine response.
The rate of gestational diabetes has shot up 30 percent in young U.S. women over the past decade according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
An international collaboration for which Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, chair of Cell and Developmental Biology, serves as North American coordinator, has received a five-year, $7 million Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program award from the Leducq Foundation.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a subset of proteins in mitochondria of brain and heart cells are long-lived, supporting the long-term stability of mitochondrial complex architecture.
As part of their Introduction to the Profession Module, first-year medical students had the opportunity to shadow Northwestern Memorial Hospital healthcare professionals and gain focused hospital experience.
- 08.06.2021"The results are "very thought-provoking," according to Drs. Jean Lin and Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, both rheumatologists at Northwestern University Medicine in Chicago."
Lee et al. examined the use of a smartphone application to monitor longitudinal electronic patient-reported outcomes on satisfaction and disease activity in patients with RA.
Using circulating tumor DNA to identify patients at risk for urothelial cancer relapse after surgical resection could help improve post-surgery treatment, according to a new study.
A combination therapy pairing a small molecule inhibitor with monoclonal antibody immunotherapy improved patient outcomes for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
A novel therapy developed by Northwestern Medicine investigators improved progression-free and overall survival for patients with newly diagnosed malignant gliomas, the most common primary brain tumors in adults.
Blessing Aghaulor, MD, MPH, a former resident in internal medicine and current fellow in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has conducted research on transplant outcomes and consulted about patients at the ERASE trafficking clinic in Chicago.
Measuring levels of hypervigilance and anxiety may improve healthcare providers’ understanding of severe esophageal diseases and treatment strategies, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Using universal myeloid progenitor cells or modified umbilical cord blood may help prevent infections in patients with leukemia, according to a pair of recent studies.
Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking conferred greater risk of heart failure in young and middle aged individuals when compared with older individuals, according to a recent study.
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, the Eileen M. Foell Professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the newly elected president of the American Heart Association.