Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Transgender and nonbinary youth experienced sustained improvements in depression and anxiety over two years after starting treatment with gender-affirming hormones, according to a recent study.
Shortages of mental health professionals across U.S. counties were associated with an increase in youth suicides, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Scientists have identified a new cell type implicated in the development of medulloblastoma, according to a study published in Nature.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified pathogenic variants in two genes linked to microcephaly and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
A recent parent survey has identified intergenerational trends in swimming skills, with stark racial and ethnic differences.
Investigators have identified previously unknown sets of epigenetic changes in pediatric brain tumors, which could serve as novel therapeutic targets and provide alternative treatment options.
The presence of food-specific IgA antibodies in the gut does not prevent peanut or egg allergies from developing in children, according to a Northwestern Medicine-led study published in Science Translational Medicine.
Even before COVID-19, emergency departments experienced a spike in visits for youth with suicidal thoughts or ideas, according to a recent study.
The first biologic drug to treat moderate-to-severe eczema in infants and children was highly effective in reducing symptoms, according to a recent study.
After a pediatric cancer diagnosis, chances of infections remain elevated for more than a decade, according to a recent study.
Multidisciplinary diagnostic stewardship programs safely decreased blood culture collection and antibiotics for pediatric intensive care patients, according to findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Investigators have discovered striking genetic differences in subsets of fetal immune cells, providing insight into morbidity related to premature birth.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have continued to examine COVID-19, from the impact of prone positioning during treatment to vaccine protection against the Omicron variant in children.
- First Potential Immunization Against RSV for Healthy Infants Found Highly Effective in Phase 3 Trial03.09.2022
A new drug has been shown to be highly effective against pediatrics infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Northwestern Medicine investigators continue to study the COVID-19 pandemic, from the biological mechanisms of disease and infection patterns to the pandemic’s impact on women and sexual and gender minorities.
A novel gene therapy promoted transfusion independence in more than 90 percent of adult and pediatric patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia, according to a recent clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.