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  • Considering Whole Genome Sequencing for Newborns
  • Zinc Fireworks When Egg Meets Sperm
  • Making Connections at the Fourth Annual Les Turner ALS Symposium
  • Resident Wins Scholarship for Commitment to Underserved Populations in Chicago
  • Four Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
  • Restricting Surgical Residents' Hours Doesn’t Improve Outcomes
  • Student Societies Connect Medical Students with Alumni
  • Tackling Gender and Sex Issues in Medical Education
  • Evaluating Testosterone Replacement in Men With HIV
  • Dec 18, 2014Considering Whole Genome Sequencing for Newborns
    In a recent Northwestern Medicine exploratory study, genetics experts considered incorporating whole genome sequencing into traditional newborn screening, revealing varying opinions about handling the future of genomics.
  • Dec 17, 2014Zinc Fireworks When Egg Meets Sperm
    Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off. The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks,” one wave after another, a Northwestern University-led interdisciplinary research team has found.
  • Dec 17, 2014Mechanisms of Rare Disorder May Shed Light on Parkinson's Disease
    A Northwestern Medicine study shows that lysosome dysfunction caused by a genetic mutation in patients with a rare Parkinson's-like disorder leads to neurodegeneration, a finding that may link to common forms of the disease.
  • Dec 16, 2014Making Connections at the Fourth Annual Les Turner ALS Symposium
    National and local ALS researchers, experts, doctors and patients gathered at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Fourth Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair on Thursday, Dec. 11.
  • Dec 15, 2014Resident Wins Scholarship for Commitment to Underserved Populations in Chicago
    Luis Rivera, MD, a first-year resident in Family and Community Medicine, was recently awarded a $25,000 scholarship by the National Medical Fellowship for his work and commitment to underserved populations of Chicago.
  • Dec 12, 2014Studying the Structural Causes and Consequences of Whiplash
    Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the biological reasons that a quarter of all people with whiplash injury from motor vehicle collisions fail to fully recover in the long-term.
  • Dec 11, 2014Four Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
    Four Feinberg faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.
  • Dec 11, 2014Restricting Surgical Residents' Hours Doesn’t Improve Outcomes
    A study of U.S. hospitals revealed that 2011 restrictions on resident duty hours did not improve surgery patients' outcomes, one of the first national evaluations of the results of the restrictions.
  • Dec 10, 2014Student Societies Connect Medical Students with Alumni
    Feinberg's student societies, a network of students across all four years of medical school, are hosting a series of Q and A conversations with alumni as part of a new program called "Real Physicians of Feinberg."
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