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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school that fosters powerful collaborations on a thriving academic medical campus. We are driven by our mission to transform the practice of medicine and profoundly impact human health beyond the individual patient. We believe better answers only come from discovery.

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a research-intensive medical school that fosters powerful collaborations on a thriving academic medical campus. We are driven by our mission to transform the practice of medicine and profoundly impact human health beyond the individual patient. We believe better answers only come from discovery.

    Neurological Complications of COVID-19 with Igor Koralnik, MD

    Neurological Complications of COVID-19 with Igor Koralnik, MD

    COVID-19 can be a multi-system disease, impacting many organs and the entire nervous system. Igor Koralnik, MD, has been investigating the neurologic symptoms of the disease and published the first study focused on long-term neurological symptoms in COVID-19 “long haulers.” He explains the study and what he is seeing in the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

    • 26 min
    Kidneys, COVID-19 and ACE2 Connection with Daniel Batlle, MD

    Kidneys, COVID-19 and ACE2 Connection with Daniel Batlle, MD

    At the beginning of the pandemic, Daniel Batlle, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at Northwestern, proposed a hypothesis that soluble ACE2 could treat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and lead to full recovery and survival. Now, he has exciting preliminary results to share.

    • 20 min
    Black Men and Prostate Cancer with Edward Schaeffer, MD, PhD

    Black Men and Prostate Cancer with Edward Schaeffer, MD, PhD

    Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer and more than twice as likely to die from the disease than other men. Dr. Edward Schaeffer has developed a research team to better understand this problem. In this show he talks about his latest discoveries, which are paving the way to precision medicine for aggressive prostate cancer. Dr. Schaeffer is the Chair of the Department of Urology at Northwestern and a Northwestern Medicine urologist with a specialized practice in prostate cancer. 

    • 25 min
    Northwestern Drug Kills Glioblastoma Tumor Cells with Priya Kumthekar, MD

    Northwestern Drug Kills Glioblastoma Tumor Cells with Priya Kumthekar, MD

    An early clinical trial in individuals with the deadly brain cancer, glioblastoma, showed an experimental spherical nucleic acid drug developed by Northwestern University scientists was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and trigger the death of tumor cells. Lead investigator, Priya Kumthekar, MD, explains the results of the study.

    • 15 min
    Children and COVID-19 Vaccines with William Muller, MD, PhD

    Children and COVID-19 Vaccines with William Muller, MD, PhD

    COVID-19 vaccines are being doled out across the nation, almost exclusively to adults. Pfizer's vaccine has been authorized for ages 16 and up and Moderna's vaccine for 18 and up. So when might younger children be vaccinated for COVID-19? And what needs to happen before then? Northwestern's William Muller, MD, PhD, offers insight.

    • 22 min
    A Promising Obesity Drug with Robert Kushner, MD

    A Promising Obesity Drug with Robert Kushner, MD

    The drug semaglutide, typically prescribed for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, was used in a phase 3 clinical trial as a treatment for obesity with very promising results. Northwestern's Robert Kushner, MD, led this study, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and shares the results.

    • 18 min

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