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Monday, April 10, 2017

Can Physical Activity Decrease Side Effects of Cancer Treatment in Young Adults Cancer Survivors?

Northwestern Medicine investigators are studying the benefit of exercise for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. These individuals often experience fatigue,  depression  and anxiety after completing treatment.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

KL2 scholar studies ways to prevent a common liver disease

Lisa VanWagner, MD, MsC, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has made major strides in better understanding nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) during her short career at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  NAFLD is the most common liver disease in the U.S., affecting one-third of adults and children.  NAFLD increases risk for heart disease, liver cancer and liver failure. 

 

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Defining the Phases of Translational Research

Over the past ten years, phases along the translational research spectrum have evolved. While this has created a more holistic picture of translational science, there has been a lack of agreement as to what research activities define a given “t phase” and just how many phases there should be. Mapping the Evolving Definitions of Translational Research, published in Journal of  Clinical and Translational Science, addresses these disparities by establishing a standard definition of each research phase.

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