The Daily Northwestern

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...

NU Medicine to grow 1,600 employees next month

Jeremy Margolis, Reporter

November 17, 2015

Filed under Campus

Northwestern Medicine is set to expand by more than 1,600 employees next month, following state approval of a merger with KishHealth System on Tuesday. The agreement, which was approved by the Illinois Health Facility and Serv...

Northwestern Medicine study finds new gene linked to lung cancer

Hayley Glatter, Managing Editor

November 11, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a new gene correlated with lung cancer tumor formation and metastasis. In a study published Nov. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, scientists show that the suppression...

Feinberg study shows bilingual website raises awareness of kidney donations for Hispanics, Latinos

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A new bilingual website increased Hispanic and Latino individuals’ knowledge about kidney donations and transplantation, a study from Northwestern Medicine and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois found. The website,...

Northwestern Medicine likely to merge with KishHealth System

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

August 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Medicine will likely expand its reach after KishHealth System signed an agreement Aug. 5 to join the company. The agreement, subject to regulatory approval by the state in the fall, will add two hospitals and...

Northwestern receives $17.5 million research grant for HIV prevention program

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

August 5, 2015

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

Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use over the next five years for the development of an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals...

Feinberg magazine’s future in question after controversial essay

Madeline Fox, Summer Managing Editor

June 26, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A bioethics magazine edited by Northwestern faculty may stop publication after a censorship dispute with the University. Digital issues of the magazine Atrium were pulled offline after Feinberg School of Medicine administrators...

Childhood cancer survivors experience chronic health problems, Feinberg study finds

Rebecca Savransky, Design Editor

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A majority of children who have survived childhood cancer for five or more years following their diagnosis live with chronic health problems related to their treatment, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published last...