Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Edocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
In the face of the greatest public health crisis in a century, Feinberg’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) mobilized with leading-edge science, new grant programs for community partners and a series of informational webinars.
Nicholas Soulakis, PhD, assistant professor of Preventive Medicine in the Divisions of Health and Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology, discussed lessons learned from his experience leading COVID-19 contract tracing efforts for the Illinois Department of Public Health during a recent webinar.
A drug commonly used to reduce serum urate levels proved ineffective in slowing disease progression in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine will launch an Older Americans Independence Center, joining a network of centers across the country that investigate ways to maintain or restore independence in older adults.
In older adults with type 1 diabetes, continuous blood glucose monitoring was more effective in reducing hypoglycemia than standard blood glucose monitoring, according to recent findings published in JAMA.
The gene transcription machinery that controls circadian rhythms also regulates insulin release in the pancreas, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Supplementing lab animal diets with a chemical precursor of the molecule NAD+ countered certain age-related declines in circadian rhythm function, according to a recent study.
Samuel Stupp, PhD, was awarded the 2020 Nanoscience Prize from the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering.
A unified vision for health equity in Chicago was the focus of the second IPHAM Population Health Forum, where scientists and community partners presented and discussed their work in a variety of areas.
The tissue environment and chronic exercise can both influence gene expression in skeletal muscles, according to a study published in PLOS Biology.
The second annual Women in Medicine symposium brought together Northwestern educators, scientists, trainees and students to highlight pioneering women and challenges still faced today.
Daily vitamin D supplements did not significantly reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes among adults at high risk for the disease, according to a large clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Northwestern scientists have identified a new function for a transcription factor called BCL6, finding that it switches off genes involved in lipid metabolism.
A gene involved in male hormone production plays a major role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered how circadian rhythm regulates hunger, a long-suspected connection that was identified in a study published in Cell Metabolism
According to a recent study, a novel nanoparticle-based drug repaired neurons and improved microvasculature in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia 1, a degenerative disease that affects the cerebellum.
Subcutaneous fat cells in mice expanded after a gene transcription factor was deleted, according to a new study published in Cell Reports.
A new full-body scan could help clinicians better assess patients during cancer treatment, according to a recent study.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, joining more than 900 other inventors, who were selected for prolific innovations that improve quality of life or economic development.
Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD, has been named the new associate dean for Faculty Development for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.