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Extending the Healthspan

June 3, 2022 0

Northwestern’s new Potocsnak Longevity Institute aims to help people age healthier.

Transplant Transformer

June 3, 2022 0

Satish Nadig, MD, PhD, plans to usher in a new era of technology in transplantation as director of Northwestern’s Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Unlocking the Human Proteome

June 3, 2022 0

Northwestern scientists are leading the charge to sequence proteins the way the Human Genome Project sequenced genes and DNA.

The Right Care at the Right Time

June 3, 2022 0

Whether it’s an acute cardiac episode or chronic unexplained shortness of breath, Northwestern Medicine’s cardiac teams have designed protocols for swift intervention.

Research Briefs

Genetic Variant of High-risk Childhood Leukemia Revealed

June 3, 2022 0

A genetic mutation changing just one base pair of nucleotides greatly increases risk of a lethal subtype of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Investigating Prevalence Risk of Familial Heart Failure

June 3, 2022 0

Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was found to have a familial etiology in 30 percent of individuals diagnosed with DCM.

New Treatment for Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

June 3, 2022 0

The drug darolutamid, administered with standard androgen-deprivation therapy and docetaxel chemotherapy, increased survival in patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.

Neural Stem Cell Therapy May Improve Metastatic Cancer Survival

June 3, 2022 0

Neural stem cells used in combination with the HER2 inhibitor drug tucatinib improved survival in mice with HER2 positive breast cancer brain metastases.

Alumni News

On the Cusp

David Holtzman, ’85 MD, is breaking new ground in identifying, treating, and preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that affect memory and thinking.