Media Coverage

There’s a new sheriff in town in Silicon Valley – the FDA
Massimo Cristofanilli, an oncologist at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, has used Guardant Health's test on more than 200 breast cancer patients with late-stage disease and said it has been helpful in about 6o to 70 percent of cases to determine a next course of treatment. He sees FDA approval as critical for widespread adoption. "Physicians, especially community physicians, won't feel comfortable until they have more of a guarantee that the tests are doing what they are supposed to be doing," he said.
The Washington Post May 02, 2016
Landmark heart disease study marks 30 years of research
CARDIA examines how socio-economics, living habits, environment and several other factors affect wellness and aging. Now in its 30th year, the study has yielded hundreds of research papers cited thousands of times in other medical publications. "It really has become the premier study that has looked at the aging process from young adulthood to middle age," said Northwestern cardiologist Dr. Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, the principal investigator for the Chicago CARDIA field office. "This has really taught us a lot about the precursors (to heart disease) and how those risks develop as we age."
Chicago Tribune May 02, 2016
1st-year med school students get real world experience saving man’s life
As Carla Berkowitz walked up to classmates Jessica Quaggin-Smith and Max Kazer on Monday afternoon at Lake Shore Park, not far from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she noticed a shirtless man in gym shorts and black sneakers leaning back on a nearby bench with his head tilted back...The trio, students at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, rushed over to him. They said they saw that the man's eyes were glazed, his lips a bluish color and his skin was pale. He appeared unconscious.
Chicago Tribune Apr 28, 2016
Brain implant lets paralyzed man regain use of hand
Experts who weren't involved in the project said the results hold promise. Lee Miller of Northwestern University, who has done similar research in monkeys, called the results "an important step" toward developing a tool for helping patients. He agreed that the forearm electrodes would probably have to be implanted, but he said the current approach is "clearly a good starting point."
Associated Press Apr 14, 2016
Regeneron, Sanofi Say Eczema Drug Met Targets in Late-Stage Studies
Jonathan Silverberg, assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said adults and children with moderate to severe forms of atopic dermatitis suffer constant itching that disrupts their ability to sleep as well as function in school or at work.
The Wall Street Journal Apr 01, 2016
‘Playground’ psychotherapy reduces depression in rats
The study, published Tuesday in the Translational Psychiatry journal, set out to determine whether a fun environment would decrease depression or a stressful environment would increase depression, said lead study investigator Eva Redei, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The study found that rats genetically bred to be depressed saw a "dramatic" reduction in depression-like behavior after undergoing rat psychotherapy: spending one month in a "playground" — large cages where they could play with toys, climb and hide, Redei said.
Chicago Tribune Mar 30, 2016
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