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ALS therapy should target brain, not just spine

December 03, 2021 – from Northwestern Now
A new study shows the degeneration of brain motor neurons stars early in ALS, and the brain is a target for treatment, flipping a long-standing belief.

Waking up blind after surgery

December 01, 2021
Patients with high cholesterol and triglycerides who underwent spinal, cardiac or orthopedic surgery were at greater risk of waking up blind. The condition, called perioperative visual loss, is caused when a blood clot blocks the veins.
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Northwestern delegates saw hope and concern at COP26

December 01, 2021
Delegates from Northwestern University who attended the COP26 summit were inspired by the turnout but also alarmed that some groups, especially Indigenous and small island nations, were not as successful in shaping the final commitments in Glasgow last month.

Which glioblastoma patients will respond to immunotherapy?

November 29, 2021
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new biomarker to identify which patients with brain tumors called glioblastomas — the most common and malignant of primary brain tumors — might benefit from immunotherapy.