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.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes and society, from maternal vaccinations and antibody response to reducing burnout amongst healthcare workers and identifying novel therapeutic targets.
A new study has shown that energy release may be the molecular mechanism through which our internal clocks control energy balance, findings with implications from dieting to sleep loss.
Therapeutically inhibiting a metabolic regulator in monocytes unexpectedly increased inflammatory signaling, revealing mechanisms that could inform new strategies to treat chronic inflammatory disorders, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study COVID-19, from comparing mortality rates between SARS-CoV-2 variants to examining the effectiveness of maternal vaccination in protecting infants and combating COVID-19 misinformation on social media.
Physicians and scientists from Northwestern Medicine and other institutions have banded together to combat COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation.
A transitional care practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital helped reduce healthcare costs compared to traditional discharge services, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
More than 700 alumni and guests convened at this year’s Alumni Weekend to reconnect and reminisce with former classmates about their time at Feinberg and learn about the medical school’s latest developments.
Robert Kushner, MD, received the prestigious Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award from the Clinical Research Forum for a study published in NEJM.
Feinberg faculty members have been elected to two prominent medical societies: the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
William Lowe, Jr., MD, the Thomas D. Spies Professor of Genetic Metabolism, has announced that he will be stepping down as vice dean for Academic Affairs effective September 1.
Glucocorticoid steroids improved muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific mechanisms, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a novel mechanism that connects circadian rhythm-controlled cellular metabolism and regeneration with muscle repair after injury.
Robert Kushner, MD, ’80, ’82 GME, was honored for a study published in NEJM with a 2022 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award.
Of the more than 20 episodes of the medical school’s Breakthroughs podcast produced in 2021, the most popular ranged across specialties from gastroenterology to nanotechnology. Listen to the top five episodes of the year and earn Continuing Medical Education credit.
A new injectable therapy harnesses “dancing molecules” to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries, allowing animal subjects to regain the ability to walk.
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.
One of the biggest diseases of the modern era is a pernicious cluster of risk factors called metabolic syndrome, and Northwestern scientists across disciplines are looking for new ways to understand, target, treat, and even prevent this syndrome, with the hopes of ultimately creating a much healthier nation.