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Setting clocks back linked to more car accidents

November 04, 2021
Northwestern Medicine experts explain how our internal and external clocks become misaligned with every time switch, warn how the twice annual transition is linked to an increase in car accidents, impaired performance (learning, memory, attention) and health risks. When clocks are misaligned, that increases health risks like cardiovascular disease.
a choir sings in Alice Millar Chapel

Bienen School of Music celebrates the season with winter holiday concerts

November 04, 2021
A concert of light holiday classics showcasing Bienen School conducting students will be presented at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” the beloved annual tradition, returns to Alice Millar Chapel, Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10:40 a.m.

Gene therapy boosts Parkinson’s disease drug benefits

November 03, 2021
In late-stage Parkinson’s disease, the drug levodopa becomes less effective in treating symptoms because of the inexorable loss of dopamine-releasing neurons. But a new Northwestern Medicine preclinical study shows a promising gene therapy.