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Washington: Women’s decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice.
Washington: When physicians spend too much time looking at the computer screen in the exam room, nonverbal cues may get overlooked and affect doctors’ ability to pay attention and communicate with patients, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Washington: A new approach to bladder regeneration is capitalizing on the potential of two distinct cell populations harvested from a patient’s healthy bone marrow, a new study reports.
Sydney: In a breakthrough for both nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis research, nanoparticles have been used to stop the immune system attacking part of the nervous system in mice with the disease.
Washington: Physicians and environmentalists alike could soon be using a new class of electronic devices: small, robust and high performance, yet also biocompatible and capable of dissolving completely in water – or in bodily fluids.
Washington: Alzheimer’s disease drugs now being tested in clinical trials may have potentially adverse side effects, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. A study with mice suggests the drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons to be miswired and interfering with their ability to send messages to the brain.
Washington: “Early detection is probably the only way for us to win the war against cancer,” says Vadim Backman, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, in a Science Nation video featured by the National Science Foundation.
Chicago (US): A transparent cornea is essential for vision, which is why the eye has evolved to nourish the cornea without blood vessels. But for millions of people around the world, diseases of the eye or trauma spur the growth of blood vessels and can cause blindness.
Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered why the immune cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis become hyperactive and attack the joints and bones. The immune cells have lost their bouncer, the burly protein that keeps them in line the same way a bouncer in a nightclub controls rowdy patrons.