- Jan 30, 2015Detecting Heart Transplant Complications With MRI
Northwestern Medicine scientists are developing an MRI test to detect heart transplant complications that is less costly and invasive than current biopsy protocols.
- Jan 29, 2015Social Network Connections Associated with Better Weight-loss Outcomes
A recent Northwestern Medicine study is the first to explore the influence of online social networks in weight-management programs, finding that people who were more socially engaged also lost more weight during the program.
- Jan 29, 2015Legionnaires' Disease Provides New Insights on Bacterial Systems
Northwestern Medicine scientists demonstrated the ability of a protein, Cas2, in Legionella pneumophila to cleave nucleic acids resulting in increased infectivity in amoebae, its host organism and transmission vehicle for human infection of Legionnaires' disease.
- Jan 27, 2015Lessons Learned When a Physician Becomes a Patient
Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD, Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine, wrote about her own brush with cancer and the realization that physicians need to help patients feel joy in the present, rather than focusing primarily on maintaining their hope for the future.
- Jan 26, 2015Debating Electronic Health Records In Medical Education
Gregory E. Brisson, MD, '94 GME, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and colleagues published an article discussing the debate behind using electronic health records as a learning tool in medical education.
- Jan 23, 2015Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires Dialogue on Institutional Mistrust
The Northwestern community celebrates the civil rights leader's achievements during a week and a half of events, which included a panel discussion Thursday about institutional mistrust and how healthcare and legal systems can connect with patients and clients from disenfranchised communities.
- Jan 22, 2015Family Voices And Stories Speed Coma Recovery
A new Northwestern Medicine study has shown that playing recorded family stories can help wake up coma patients’ unconscious brain more quickly, and with improved recovery.
- Jan 20, 2015Pipeline Program Fosters Mentorship in Medicine
A new pipeline program promotes mentorship and networking for students, residents and faculty members from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine, with the goal of preparing medical students for residency and future careers.
- Jan 16, 2015Ophthalmology Receives Research to Prevent Blindness Grant
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant to the Department of Ophthalmology to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.