- Dec 05, 2013Scientists Show Benefit of Targeting Antioxidants in Cancer Treatment
Navdeep Chandel, PhD, was able to induce cancer cell death by diminishing antioxidant protein activity, leading to an intolerable level of intracellular hydrogen peroxide.
- Dec 03, 2013Annual Events Commemorate World AIDS Day
Students, fellows, faculty and guests took part in a mini-symposium that featured two panels discussions, a scientific poster session and networking reception as part of the medical school's World AIDS Day commemoration.
- Dec 03, 2013Exploring the Cancer Fighting Effects of Cytokines
Although the mechanisms by which interferons, or signaling proteins, generate anti-cancer responses remain to be defined, Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, has revealed the essential role that certain enzymes play.
- Dec 02, 2013Hormone May Play Role in Influenza Outcomes for Obese
Kathryn Radigan, MD, has received an Early Career Investigator Award from the American Thoracic Society Foundation to study the link between leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and obesity, and an increased susceptibility to influenza A-induced lung injury.
- Nov 27, 2013Clinical Trial Shows Tongue-Controlled Wheelchair Outperforms Popular Navigation System
New study is the first to show that the tongue-controlled system works faster and equally as accurately as the more common sip-and-puff wheelchairs.
- Nov 26, 2013Taking a Closer Look at Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Second-year medical student Tiffany Sun sought answers to the progression of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, and response to treatments. This research project is part of the Area of Scholarly Concentration, a part of the new curriculum.
- Nov 25, 2013Lorand Honored at Biomedical Symposium
A Northwestern University faculty member since 1955, Laszlo Lorand, PhD, is credited with promoting cross-campus collaboration between Evanston and the medical school, while making groundbreaking discoveries in the field of blood coagulation.
- Nov 22, 2013Team of Chicago Hospitals Awarded Grant to Accelerate Stroke Research, Treatments
A new network dedicated to advancing research and therapies for stroke is forming in Chicago thanks to $2 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health.
- Nov 22, 2013Scientists Uncover New Treatment Target for Most Common Pediatric Eye Cancer
Within the United States, the majority of retinoblastoma patients are diagnosed before their second birthday, and many lose their sight due to this disease. In developing nations, advanced retinoblastoma is an even greater clinical challenge and the mortality rate is as high as 70 percent.