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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Skin Biology & Diseases Resource-Based Center. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our directors and members latest developments, achievements, awards and honors. You can also check out our Northwestern SBDRC Newsletter to catch up on what's new in our research cores.
In findings published in Nature, scientists may have found a way around the limitations of engineered T-cells by borrowing a few tricks from cancer itself.
Twelve Feinberg faculty members were named to the 2023 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics. The annual list identifies investigators who have demonstrated significant influence in their field through the publication of highly cited publications during the last decade.
A newly developed synthetic melanin, mimicking the natural melanin in human skin, can be applied topically to injured skin, where it accelerates wound healing.
Investigators have discovered novel intercellular “crosstalk” between epidermal keratinocytes and melanoma cells that promotes cancer growth and metastasis, which could also serve as biomarkers for early cancer detection, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered how the PD-1 protein controls essential metabolic processes in tumor cells to promote cancer growth in T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas, according to a study published in Nature Cancer.
Northwestern University investigators have developed the first electronic device for continuously monitoring the health of transplanted organs in real time.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have revealed how a gene considered essential for histone modification regulates skin development, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.
A newly developed wireless implant monitors and treats heart disease, then harmlessly dissolves inside the body, bypassing the need for extraction.
The Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators recently hosted Brian Garibaldi, MD, associate professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, who visited Northwestern to lead a workshop and lecture on the importance of the physical exam as part of the TIME (Today’s Innovations in Medical Education) lecture series.
Northwestern scientists discovered how to soften hair follicle stem cells to enable them to grow hair again, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Feinberg honored the MD Class of 2023 during the medical school’s 164th commencement ceremony in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.
Faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their academic and clinical excellence during Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 12 in the Hughes auditorium.
Patients with severe eczema who were treated with dupilumab experienced a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life, according to a meta-analysis of several clinical trials published in JAMA Dermatology.
Oral vitamin D supplements reduced skin inflammation and increased immunoprotection in patients with chemical skin injuries, according to findings from a recent Northwestern Medicine clinical trial.
During a recent workshop, small groups of students met with multiple patients who live with dermatological conditions to learn advanced diagnosis skills.
Shiv Patel, a second-year medical student, was recently selected as a recipient of the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, which recognizes 35 outstanding students nationwide pursuing healthcare degrees with scholarships totaling $250,000.
High doses of vitamin D alleviated symptoms for patients with toxic erythema of chemotherapy significantly faster than current treatments, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified novel intracellular mechanisms that could serve as future therapeutic targets for inflammatory skin diseases.
Twelve faculty with appointments at Feinberg were named to the 2022 “Highly Cited Researchers” list, published by Clarivate Analytics.
More than 480 investigators, students, trainees and faculty presented scientific posters and abstracts at Feinberg’s 16th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day.
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.
Amy Paller, MD, the chair of and Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology, has been named the winner of the 2022 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education.
A new study has identified a molecular switch, through a protein called CDK9, that plays an early and critical role in the skin stem cell differentiation process.
A new Northwestern Medicine study found of the new rules issued during a one-year period by the The Joint Commission, many did not appear to be supported by published evidence.
The Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is bringing together Feinberg investigators who study immunotherapy to increase collaboration and accelerate high-impact immunotherapy research.
Dozens of faculty members and fourth-year medical students were recognized for their scholarly and clinical excellence at Feinberg’s Honors Day, held May 20.
Rohail Memon, a second-year medical student, used his finance background to investigate the rise of private equity ownership in dermatology practice.
More than 700 alumni and guests convened at this year’s Alumni Weekend to reconnect and reminisce with former classmates about their time at Feinberg and learn about the medical school’s latest developments.
On Match Day, fourth-year medical students celebrated their success as they learned where they will spend the next three to seven years as residents.