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A new study has found that a particularly deadly form of pediatric brain tumor may have a weakness that could inspire future treatments.
Thomas Shanley, MD, chair of Pediatrics, has been named as nominee for election as President and CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that the protein FMRP — the loss of which leads to Fragile X syndrome — is a novel reader of RNA methylation.
Many patients with mild asthma may not benefit from inhaled steroid medications, the current standard treatment, according to a clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In a new clinical exposure program, doctoral students in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences partner with clinicians at Lurie Children’s Hospital to forge connections between basic and clinical research efforts.
Cholesterol levels in U.S. youth have improved from 1999 to 2016, but only half of children and adolescents are in the ideal range, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Visitor restrictions during winter months were associated with a significant decrease in the transmission of viral respiratory infections among hospitalized children, according to a Northwestern study.
A team of scientists has identified new genetic regions associated with asthma in people of African ancestry, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Feinberg investigators are conducting basic science research, epidemiological studies and drug trials of new therapies for food allergies to uncover the breadth of the problem, understand the basic cellular pathways and develop new avenues of treatment.
An interdisciplinary Northwestern University team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding.
Zaira Gasanova, a second-year medical student, investigated the effectiveness of interventions that improved neonatal mortality in Senegal.
Anna Briker, a second-year medical student, discusses her research investigating sleep-related risk factors in unexplained infant deaths in Cook County, which could be used to inform prevention programs.
Gemma Carvill, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, has been named a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, which funds highly innovative research proposals with the potential to transform their field.
Northwestern has been awarded a $12 million, five-year grant from the NIH for a research center dedicated to advancing the genetic understanding of epilepsy.
A behavioral program significantly reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection among young transgender women, according to a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.