The Daily Northwestern

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...

Two Northwestern researchers influential in policy change on gender inclusion in research

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 27, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

The work of two Northwestern researchers was influential in a recent policy change by the National Institutes of Health, which will require that researchers include their plans for balancing male and female cells and animal...

Study: Most children in alcohol-related crashes riding with impaired drivers

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

May 7, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Children who are killed in car accidents involving a drunk driver are more likely to be riding in the car with the impaired driver, a Northwestern researcher's study concluded. In a study published online Monday, Dr. Kyran...

Northwestern Medicine works to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease in Chicago

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 6, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Medicine is partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health in an effort to combat cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Chicago. The partnership will work to expand Keep Your Heart Healthy, a...

Two medical groups merge to create Northwestern Medicine

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 1, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group officially merged Thursday with Northwestern Medical Group in an effort to better unify the two organizations' clinical operations. According to the medical group website, the 131-doctor...

Guest Column: Scientific illiteracy linked to marijuana research abnormalities

Rex Tai, Guest Columnist

April 24, 2014

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Cannabis has been consumed for thousands of years, and scientific research of its physiological effects on the brain has been going on for decades. So why should one particular Feinberg School of Medicine psychiatry study on mar...

Feinberg student receives fellowship to study in Asia

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

April 15, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus

A first-year student in the Feinberg School of Medicine has been named a 2014 Luce Scholar, a national award that gives students the opportunity to live and work in East or Southeast Asia for a 10-month fellowship. Andrew Peters...

New study tracks mono in college students

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

April 14, 2014

Filed under Campus

A new study through the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University Health Services will investigate infectious mononucleosis in college students to determine why some college students continue to have symptoms after...