News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Hypertension. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
First-year students donned their white coats for the first time at Founders’ Day, an annual event that celebrates the incoming medical students and the history of the medical school.
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, has been appointed editor of Science Advances, an open-access journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which also publishes the journal Science.
A team of scientists has identified thousands of lincRNAs — long non-coding RNA molecules produced by so-called “junk DNA” — that are unique to human fat cells and may play an important role in fat metabolism.
The presence of certain antibodies in patients may suggest a higher risk of transplant rejection across multiple organ types, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
The 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research, held on the anniversary of the National Institutes of Health's landmark sex-inclusion policy, highlighted research on sex bias in autoimmune diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered mutations that cause improper drainage and a buildup of ocular pressure leading to glaucoma, suggesting a path towards future treatments.
A new Northwestern Medicine study suggests that a protein called Bim may be a novel therapeutic target for lupus.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a genetic basis for glaucoma symptoms and the impact of other genes in early retinal development.
Scientists, students and trainees from dozens of departments gathered recently for the inaugural Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology Research Retreat.
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program; Melissa Brown, PhD, has been named associate director of advising and Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the associate director of admissions for the program.
From 3-D printed hyperelastic bones to the nuclear membrane of immature red blood cells, scientific images bring to life the range of research published by Feinberg faculty and students in 2016.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms behind the variability of holoprosencephaly, a congenital brain malformation.
A pair of proteins that promote blood vessel formation are associated with the development of severe malaria, and they may be a target for future therapeutics, according to recent research.
A Northwestern Medicine study has identified a gene set that can predict whether a transplanted kidney is at risk of damage and subsequent loss.
Feinberg faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate and advance medical education through workshops, lectures and presentations at the 6th Annual Medical Education Day.
Northwestern’s biomaterials labs are developing the next generation of materials in medicine, called supramolecular biomaterials – molecules designed in a way to mimic cell structures and functions of biological signaling.