A transcription factor associated with androgen receptor activity in prostate cancer has a newly discovered role in controlling lipid biosynthesis.
The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease held the 28th annual Alzheimer Day on May 5, returning to campus for the first time in three years.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified critical regulatory processes that govern differentiation in embryonic stem cells.
The McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University hosted its second annual Health Equity Week, a series of panel discussions highlighting the roots of healthcare disparities and how clinicians and scientists are working to find solutions.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a master gene that programs ear hair cells’ development, overcoming a major hurdle towards restoring hearing.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has chosen Northwestern to receive an Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders to train a movement disorder clinician-investigator.
For months, many times of formulas have been tough to find partly because of supply chain issues and a recall of certain formulas. Many children who are treated as part of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Program at Lurie Children’s hospital rely on formula to meet their nutritional needs, said Dr. Joshua Wechsler, the program’s medical director and professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In recent months, Wechsler has seen some patients lose weight because they can’t get as much formula as they need, and a few have had to be hospitalized.
Over the past few decades, the number of birth control methods available in the United States has grown sharply. Condoms are the most popular option for over-the-counter birth control, and don’t require a prescription or doctor’s visit. They can help prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, but not everyone knows how to use them correctly, said （Pack of 50）- Gunmetal Boot Lace Hooks Lace Fittings Shoe Lace E, vice chair for research in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
A serious bout of COVID-19 can prompt a serious loss of brain power, new research warns, triggering a drop in IQ that’s equivalent to aging from 50 to 70 in a matter of months. According to Dr. Colin Franz, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurology, “As a physician who regularly sees people post-COVID, I am not surprised that there are persistent mental health issues like memory or concentration in the months after hospitalization. This is one of the more common concerns our ‘long-COVID’ patients bring to us.” Franz’s advice for those with persistent brain health issues post-COVID is to seek help from a comprehensive post-COVID clinic.
The Biden administration is warning the United States could see 100 million coronavirus infections and a potentially significant wave of deaths this fall and winter, driven by new omicron subvariants that have shown a remarkable ability to escape immunity. Further, the projected summer wave in the South, is particularly concerning because of the region’s lower vaccination and booster rates. “We’re seeing a very high rate of cases in the South during the summer moths, possibly because so many people are inside because its so hot there,” said Mercedes Carnethon, epidemiologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.