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Northwestern Medicine creates miniature female reproductive tract

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern researchers have created a miniature model of the female reproductive system, which they hope will change the future of research and treatment of diseases that affect women. The model, called EVATAR, is made out...

Northwestern scientists find region of brain responsible for placebo effect

Emre Turkolmez, Reporter

November 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Northwestern scientists discovered the area of the brain responsible for the placebo effect, the University announced. Feinberg Prof. Apkar Vania Apkarian, who co-led a study on placebos, said the discovery will significantly ...

Northwestern Medicine scientists find brain pathway to alleviate depression

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a pathway in the brain that could be used to develop new methods for easing depression, a study published Tuesday shows. The discovery could lead to the development of a new...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 8th best in country, No. 1 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 4, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago ranked eighth on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which was released Monday. The Best Hospitals Honor Roll consists of the top 20 hospitals in the...

Northwestern Medicine develops new technology to treat allergies, asthma

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine researchers developed a new technology that can be used to disable food allergies and asthma. The new method includes a biodegradable nanoparticle concealing allergens from the immune system by coating...

Mother sues Northwestern Memorial Hospital over son’s death

Madeline Fox, Reporter

March 29, 2016

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A Chicago woman is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, alleging negligence leading to the death of her son in 2014. Mara Berger, independent administrator of her son Adam Berger’...

Northwestern study finds link between low vitamin D levels, aggressive prostate cancer

Madeline Fox, Campus editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A study from researchers at Northwestern Medicine found a significant link between aggressive cases of prostate cancer and low levels of vitamin D. Prostate cancer — one of the most common types of cancer among men, according...

LGBT youth bullying tied to lasting mental health problems, Northwestern study finds

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 14, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Despite the “It Gets Better” campaign to combat the bullying of LGBT youth, a Northwestern Medicine study found about a third of LGBT adolescents still face discrimination, harassment and assault. The study, led by Feinberg...

Feinberg researchers find link between chronic pain, emotion

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine found chronic pain redesigns a region of the brain that controls emotion, but that change can be reversed by drug treatment. The treatment restored the affected region and sub...