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.
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.
The presence of food-specific IgA antibodies in the gut does not prevent peanut or egg allergies from developing in children, according to a Northwestern Medicine-led study published in Science Translational Medicine.
Even before COVID-19, emergency departments experienced a spike in visits for youth with suicidal thoughts or ideas, according to a recent study.
The first biologic drug to treat moderate-to-severe eczema in infants and children was highly effective in reducing symptoms, according to a recent study.
After a pediatric cancer diagnosis, chances of infections remain elevated for more than a decade, according to a recent study.
Multidisciplinary diagnostic stewardship programs safely decreased blood culture collection and antibiotics for pediatric intensive care patients, according to findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Investigators have discovered striking genetic differences in subsets of fetal immune cells, providing insight into morbidity related to premature birth.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have continued to examine COVID-19, from the impact of prone positioning during treatment to vaccine protection against the Omicron variant in children.