The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern Medicine opens new Huntington’s disease center

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

April 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine has opened a multidisciplinary center for comprehensive treatment of Huntington’s disease. The center's focus will be patient care and research, Northwestern's hospital system and the Feinberg School...

Feinberg teaching hospital owes Medicare $6.4 million, federal report says

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

March 31, 2015

Filed under Campus

A recent federal audit found Northwestern Memorial Hospital owes Medicare an estimated $6.4 million for alleged billing errors. A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General...

Northwestern researchers find protein related to Alzheimer’s present in young people

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

March 3, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A new Northwestern Medicine study revealed a protein involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease can begin forming in the neurons of people as young as 20. Scientists believe this is the first time the protein, amyloid...

Northwestern researchers find system in ear provides clues about hearing conditions

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 20, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

New research from scientists at Northwestern Medicine has discovered a connection from the cochlea to the brain that serves as a “secret bodyguard” from loud noise that can cause damage and hearing loss in the ear, the ...

Feinberg professors receive grant to alleviate amputee pain

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

February 10, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Two Feinberg School of Medicine professors will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to further research on a procedure that diminishes pain in amputees and helps them better control their prostheses. Northwestern...

Northwestern Medicine finds ‘SuperAgers’ have differently structured brains

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine has discovered through new research that "SuperAgers," those aged 80 and older whose memories are as clear and sharp as those of healthy younger people, have distinctly different looking brains than other older...

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...

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...

Northwestern Medicine develops blood test for depression

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

September 24, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Scientists at Northwestern Medicine are developing the first blood test to diagnose depression in adults. The test measures the levels of nine biological markers in a patient to identify how well he or she responds to treatment....

Study finds link between exercise, alcohol consumption

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

September 23, 2014

Filed under Campus

People tend to consume greater amounts of alcohol on days when they exercise more, a new Northwestern Medicine study found. The study, published online in Health Psychology, determined that between Thursday and Sunday, people drink...

Domestic violence could be more frequent among same-sex couples, Northwestern Medicine finds

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

September 21, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A Northwestern Medicine literature review found domestic violence occurs as frequently, and possibly more often, in same-sex couples compared wit heterosexual couples. The review, published Sept. 4 in the Journal of Sex and...