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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute hosted the first virtual COVID-19 symposium, which gave the Northwestern research community an opportunity to learn about efforts to advance public health and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feinberg investigators are breaking down the mechanisms of aging and designing solutions to extend healthy living.
The 10th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS — the first held virtually — featured scientific presentations, updates on innovative clinical trials and a question-and-answer session for patients and caretakers.
The DNA methylation landscape of regulatory T-cells is more complex than previously understood, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study may improve the understanding of mitochondrial dysfunction and its impact on the development of neurological diseases.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Northwestern Medicine investigators share their expertise about the current state of the pandemic, strategies to help mitigate its impact and what the upcoming flu season may look like.
A Northwestern Medicine study found that inducing inflammation in lung epithelial cells contributes to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Maya Jackson-Gibson, a fourth-year medical student, and Warren McGee, a fourth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, reflect on their time on Feinberg's Task Force on Inclusion and Bias.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that the growth of cancerous tumors requires the activation of a specific biochemical process within the mitochondria of tumor cells, showing potential as a new target for cancer therapy.
In recognition of their track record of excellence and achievement, three Feinberg faculty members have been promoted to the position of assistant dean of medical education.
To help support and develop the next generation of physician-scientists, Feinberg has established the Thomas Starzl Academy, and named Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, its inaugural director.
According to several recent editorials published by Feinberg faculty, there are large and complex issues to grapple with, from COVID-19’s devastating impact on African-Americans to maintaining critical care standards in the face of an unprecedented pandemic.
A new Northwestern Medicine study discovered a new and unexpected function for the transcriptional regulator MLL2/COMPASS.
Adults with chronic cough and phlegm production are at risk for poor respiratory function, even if they don’t have more severe respiratory disorders, according to a new study.
A team of investigators have uncovered the cellular mechanisms of a specialized group of white blood cells that help promote the development of inflammatory diseases, according to recent findings.
Northwestern authors discuss a recent JAMA editorial highlighting the lack of funding for health disparities and to minority scientists and how health equity will suffer if not addressed.
Using mathematical modeling and optical imaging they developed themselves, a Northwestern University research team has discovered how chromatin folds at the single-cell level.
A new Northwestern University study has discovered that the packing of the three-dimensional genome structure, called chromatin, controls how cells respond to stress.
Cara J. Gottardi, PhD, has been appointed director of the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences.
A cytoskeletal protein called vimentin helps prevent the nuclei of cells that must navigate through tight spaces in the body from rupturing, according to a recent study.
A study published in the Journal of Cell Biology showed that mitochondrial stress in neurons can cause an enzyme imbalance that contributes to neuronal dysfunction and death.
Faculty, staff, students and trainees gathered for the ninth annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, a one-day event highlighting the present and future of treating ALS.
Feinberg faculty and students celebrated the ninth annual Medical Education Day at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center with sessions, lectures and workshops that examined the future of medical education.
Slowing mutant fruit flies’ metabolic rates can prevent detrimental effects of many genetic mutations, according a new study published in the journal Cell.
A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study led by Northwestern Medicine will track young adults' lung health nationwide to better understand the key risk factors and biomarkers associated with impaired lung health.
Feinberg graduating medical students and faculty members were recognized for their academic and teaching excellence at the seventh annual Honors Day celebration.
A recent study has shed light on how different strains of bacteria compete to cause pneumonia, findings that could inform how to best prevent infection.
Feinberg began moving into the new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center on April 15, marking a significant milestone in the expansion of the medical school’s research enterprise.
Ankit Bharat, MBBS, the Harold L. & Margaret N. Method Research Professor of Surgery, has been named chief of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery.
Northwestern Medicine investigators discovered a method to modulate levels of a protein that is known to drive inflammation, by manipulating levels of an amino acid known as serine.