Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Modulating the activity of a kinase in motor neurons may help mitigate mitochondrial defects and other symptoms of spinal muscular atrophy, offering a new therapeutic avenue for the devastating disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Northwestern scientists are introducing new soft, miniaturized wearable devices that continuously track subtle sounds simultaneously and wirelessly at multiple locations across nearly any region of the body.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has discovered a novel therapeutic target and therapeutic agents for older patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, according to recent findings published in Science Translational Medicine.
A newly developed “peanut patch” is a safe and effective way to desensitize toddlers allergic to peanuts, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Fathers can make a significant difference in whether an infant is breastfed and placed to sleep safely, according to a recent survey of new fathers.
Using zebrafish models, investigators have discovered that MAP4K4 genetic variants cause neurodevelopmental delays and other physical abnormalities, demonstrating a potential therapeutic target for treating the disorder in humans, according to findings published in Science Advances.
People with sickle cell disease who receive nonmyeloablative stem cell transplants are at greater risk for developing new tumors, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Second-year medical student Melody Brown-Clark uses her personal experience and stand-up comedy skills to speak with patients and investigate the connection between pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.
Transgender and nonbinary youth experienced sustained improvements in depression and anxiety over two years after starting treatment with gender-affirming hormones, according to a recent study.
Shortages of mental health professionals across U.S. counties were associated with an increase in youth suicides, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Scientists have identified a new cell type implicated in the development of medulloblastoma, according to a study published in Nature.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified pathogenic variants in two genes linked to microcephaly and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
A recent parent survey has identified intergenerational trends in swimming skills, with stark racial and ethnic differences.
Investigators have identified previously unknown sets of epigenetic changes in pediatric brain tumors, which could serve as novel therapeutic targets and provide alternative treatment options.