- ‘Groundbreaking’ cystic fibrosis treatment could improve quality of life for thousandsIn a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Sunday, researchers reported that they saw dramatic improvement in patients after treating them with a pill that combines ivacaftor and another medication known as lumacaftor. Susanna McColley, a professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and co-author of the study, said about 15,000 patients in the United States alone could benefit.
- Washington Post May 21, 2015
- Chicago-area doctors aid victims of earthquakes in Nepal
Dr. Scott Cordes was operating on a patient Tuesday when the hospital building in Nepal began to violently shake. He could hear screams throughout the hospital as nurses and family members tried to evacuate patients. Cordes, an assistant clinical professor with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was treating victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal less than three weeks ago, when the area was struck again — this time by a 7.3-magnitude quake centered between the capital Kathmandu and Mount Everest.
- Chicago Tribune May 13, 2015
- ALS ice sculpture exhibit opens Thursday in Chicago
Starting Thursday, spanning three days and locations, the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine will exhibit ice sculptures carved in the likeness of people who have suffered from ALS, the center said.
- Chicago Tribune May 07, 2015
- Changes in the blood can predict cancer years in advance"Understanding this pattern of telomere growth may mean it can be a predictive biomarker for cancer," Dr. Lifang Hou, the lead study author and a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a statement. "Because we saw a strong relationship in the pattern across a wide variety of cancers, with the right testing these procedures could be used to eventually diagnose a wide variety of cancers."
- CBS News (National) May 04, 2015
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