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Familiar stories speed up coma recovery, Feinberg study finds

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Family members' voices can speed up coma patients' recoveries, a Feinberg School of Medicine-sponsored study has found. Patients who heard family members tell familiar stories four times a day for six weeks recovered conscio...

Feinberg rheumatology prof dies at 62

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

January 23, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty

James L. Schroeder, a rheumatology professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine for 30 years, passed away Dec. 30 at age 62. A memorial service was held Jan. 10 at Christ Church in Winnetka. Schroeder also served as the fo...

Northwestern study finds eczema patients more likely to engage in risky behavior

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A new Northwestern Medicine study found that adults with eczema are more likely to have higher rates of smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and obesity than their counterparts without the skin disease. Those who engage in th...

Feinberg resident develops program to address women’s health in Ethiopia

Amulya Yalamanchili, Reporter

January 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A resident at the Feinberg School of Medicine has started a program partnering Northwestern with an Ethiopian medical school to decrease maternal mortality in the country. Last week, Dr. Gelila Goba, a fourth-year resident...

Northwestern study finds music alleviates pain after pediatric surgery

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

January 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Listening to songs or audiobooks 30 minutes after major surgery significantly reduces pain in pediatric patients, a Northwestern Medicine study found, the University announced Thursday. Feinberg School of Medicine Prof. Dr....

Northwestern researchers develop method to spot cancer early

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern scientists created a new tool that can detect cancer in its initial stages. The technology, called the NanoFlare, uses DNA nanoparticles that bind onto tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream. Using a genetic-based...

Eczema found to be connected to greater occurrence of physical injury

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2014

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A recent Northwestern study found a direct link between eczema and a greater risk of accidental injuries. Adult eczema, a skin condition that causes severe itching and dry skin, comes with increased instances of bone fractures...

Northwestern profs contribute new medical guidelines for LGBT, gender-nonconforming patients

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

November 12, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Two Northwestern Medicine professors were involved in writing the new Association of American Medical Colleges guidelines dealing with LGBT and gender-nonconforming patients, the University announced Tuesday. Feinberg pr...

Pre-med students rush to take MCAT before major exam changes

Jeanne Kuang, Campus Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern pre-medical students are rushing to take the MCAT before the new version of the test, which will be longer and include more subjects, is administered in April. The exam used for admission to medical school will...

Northwestern researchers’ glaucoma breakthrough prompts new treatment development

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

September 13, 2014

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Scientists at Northwestern's medical school have uncovered a new cause of the eye disease glaucoma, spurring their research on a new eye drop to more sustainably treat the condition, the University announced Wednesday. Glaucoma...

Feinberg study compares vitamin E effect on lung function

Amulya Yalamanchili, Reporter

May 30, 2014

Filed under Campus

A new study from the Feinberg School of Medicine suggests that different forms of vitamin E found in common cooking oils affect lung function differently. The study found one form of vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, may improve lung fun...