- Jul 29, 2014Target Identified to Inhibit Prostate Cancer Cells
Prostate cancer cells producing too much PIM1 are particularly sensitive to the inhibition of a protein called polo-like kinase (PLK1).
- Jul 28, 2014Air Pollution Shown to Increase Lung Inflammation and Blood Clots
Northwestern Medicine scientists demonstrate that exposure to air pollution causes a stress response characterized by elevation in the level of the stress hormone adrenaline.
- Jul 25, 2014Goldberger Awarded Schweitzer Fellowship to Help Incarcerated Women
Third-year medical student Adina Goldberger will use her Schweitzer Fellowship to develop and implement a discussion-based preventative health program for women currently incarcerated in the Cook County Jail.
- Jul 24, 2014Diabetes Drug Inhibits Cancer Growth
Metformin, a drug used to lower insulin levels in diabetics, has been shown to halt tumor progression by cutting cancer cellsâ€™ energy supply.
- Jul 22, 2014Medical Scientist Training Program Celebrates 50 Years
MSTP celebrated its 50th anniversary with a poster session and reception attended by students, alumni and faculty.
- Jul 21, 2014Resident Receives Marco Ellis Legacy Award
Kimberly Golden, MD, a third-year pathology resident, was presented with the 2014 Marco Ellis Legacy Award for her extraordinary contributions to the McGaw Diversity Council.
- Jul 18, 2014The Role of Signaling Pathways in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Daniela Menichella, MD, PhD, assistant professor in Neurology, studies the mechanism and role of the protein chemokine SDF-1 and its receptor CXCR4 in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy.
- Jul 16, 2014Remembering Sherman Elias, MD, Former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sherman Elias, MD, '78 GME, former chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Clinical Genetics, passed away on July 14. He was 67.
- Jul 16, 2014Leader in Peripheral Nerve Surgery Arrives at Northwestern
Michel Kliot, MD, an expert and leader in peripheral nerve disorders, joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as a professor in Neurological Surgery.