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.
A recent study from the laboratory of Joseph Bass, MD, PhD, has revealed how transcription factors within individual cells influence the identity and function of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, according to findings published in Cell Metabolism.
Nearly two-thirds of patients with diabetes either discontinued their second-line medication, switched to a different medication class or intensified their treatment, according to a recent study.
Two years after the FDA’s approval of semaglutide for chronic weight management, Northwestern Medicine scientists remain at the forefront of investigating the drug’s potential in helping patients who are overweight or have obesity who also have other preexisting health conditions.
Tirzepatide, an antidiabetic drug, was found to be effective in helping individuals who are overweight or have obesity and without diabetes lose weight in combination with other lifestyle changes, according to a recent clinical trial published in Nature Medicine.
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.