- Mar 06, 2014Device That Protects Against HIV, Pregnancy Enters Clinical Trial
An intravaginal ring, developed by Northwestern scientist Patrick Kiser, is the first device to be tested in women with the potential to protect against HIV, herpes and unwanted pregnancy.
- Mar 06, 2014Northwestern Students Win Global Startup Contest
The team of six students developed a winning business plan for a patented, personalized therapy that stimulates the immune system to fight breast cancer.
- Mar 04, 2014Protein's Crystal Structure Reveals Role in Life-Threatening Bacteria
The Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases has revealed the crystal structure of Enterococcus faecalis protein EF1143, a previously uncharacterized protein that is important for the growth of this life-threatening antibiotic-resistant pathogen.
- Mar 03, 2014MD/PhD Student Receives Northwestern's Presidential Fellowship
Lauren Smith, a sixth-year MD/PhD student, is the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern. Her research focuses on improving the control of myoelectric upper limb prostheses. She works in the labs of Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, and Levi Hargrove, PhD.
- Feb 28, 2014Patients with Hypertension Benefit From Coordinated Care Approach
David Liss, PhD, found that more comprehensive primary care reduced specialist referrals in patients with treated hypertension, helping to ensure that specialists are seeing the patients who would benefit most from their expertise.
- Feb 26, 2014INVO Partners with Pediatric Research Center to Provide Invention Support
The new agreement seeks to increase commercialization of inventions that improve pediatric health.
- Feb 25, 2014New Intensive One-Year MPH Starts Summer 2014
This summer, Northwestern University will launch a one-year Master's in Public Health degree, expanding the existing program's availability to those who prefer a shorter time-frame.
- Feb 24, 2014CD73 Research Could Lead to Cancer Drug
Part of the $8 million multinational TumAdoR project, the study investigates the CD73 enzyme, which is overexpressed in many different forms of the disease.
- Feb 21, 2014Scientists Discover Gene with Role in Inflammation
Christian Stehlik and colleagues have learned how the molecular sensors that detect viruses and trigger defensive inflammatory responses are controlled.