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.
Scientists have developed soft materials that assemble and disassemble on demand, opening the door for applications including robotics, drug delivery and tissue regeneration.
Led by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
A pregnant woman’s higher blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in her child – even more than a decade later.
The first simple blood test to identify your body’s precise internal time clock as compared to the external time has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists.
Feinberg faculty members, scientists and students learned how to move their health information technologies toward commercialization at INVOForward, a mentorship program in biomedical entrepreneurship.
Lack of a receptor regulating mitochondrial metabolism was linked with kidney dysfunction including kidney disease, according to a recent study.
Within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), investigators collaborate at the intersection of public health and medicine — connecting clinics to communities and accelerating innovations that impact the health of both patients and populations.
A genetic change in a “clock gene” produced significant changes in circadian rhythm, providing insight into how the complex system is regulated according to a study published in PNAS.
- 12.20.2017New Rochelle, NY, December 19, 2017–Researchers now have a better understanding of the role that thyroid hormones, the tissues that produce them, and the biochemical pathways on which they act have in driving seasonal reproduction in some mammals, and how this new information may help explain seasonal changes in metabolism and mood that affect humans. The review article entitled "Seasonal Rhythms: The Role of Thyrotropin and Thyroid Hormones" is part of a special section on Japanese Research led by Guest Editor Yoshiharu Murata, Nagoya University, Japan, in the January 2018 issue of Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and the official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The article is available free on the Thyroid website until January 19, 2018
Second-year medical students showcased ongoing results from their Area of Scholarly Concentration research projects at a recent poster session.
A new study published in Academic Medicine reports early outcomes on student achievement, confidence and engagement after the medical school’s curriculum redesign.
Feinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to recognize medical education through workshops, lectures and presentations at the seventh annual Medical Education Day.
A synthetic material developed at Northwestern Medicine could direct a patient’s existing cells to transform into stem cells, creating a new treatment path for stem cell therapy.
- Dr. Grazia Aleppo from the Endocrinology Division voted one of America's Best Doctors!!07.17.2017
Scientists have designed a promising bioactive nanomaterial with the potential to stimulate bone regeneration and improve quality of life for surgical patients and lead to less-invasive procedures.
If you’ve long struggled with your weight – or just recently put on some unexplained poundage – you’ve probably wondered about the health of your thyroid. After all, while more than 12 percent of Americans develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime, up to 60 percent of those sufferers are undiagnosed, according to the American Thyroid Association. And since the thyroid gland is in charge of producing T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), two hormones that, among other things, are in charge of setting your basal metabolic rate – the number of calories you burn every day just to stay alive – thyroid issues can easily trigger significant weight loss or, more commonly, weight gain, explains Dr. Peter A. Kopp, an endocrinologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Computational Research Day brought together faculty members, investigators and students throughout Northwestern to showcase innovative research projects, share insights and tools, and strengthen the computational research community.
Thirty-six new members of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine community were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society.
Testosterone treatment in older men reduced anemia but did not improve cognitive function, and was associated with a significant increase in arterial plaque, according to Northwestern Medicine clinical trials.
Joseph Bass, MD, PhD, chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, focuses his research on illuminating how the body’s clocks regulate feeding behavior and glucose metabolism, and identifies how disruptions in that overarching circadian system play a role in metabolic disease.
From 3-D printed hyperelastic bones to the nuclear membrane of immature red blood cells, scientific images bring to life the range of research published by Feinberg faculty and students in 2016.
Second-year medical students presented their in-progress research projects at the Area of Scholarly Concentration poster session.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered circadian clocks in muscle tissue that control the muscle’s metabolic response and energy efficiency depending on the time of day.