Public Health in the News – June 8, 2014


  • The European Union has created a new set of rules to regulate its clinical trials, which will hopefully stop the decline in trials seen in recent years.
  • A new strategy to fight drug-resistant bacteria may come from an older therapy used in the Soviet era: phage therapy, in which patients are given a bacteria-fighting virus.
  • A study of children in Bangladesh shows that the microbes in our gut change as we get older, and this may have implications for helping children suffering from malnutrition.




  • A team of Northwestern faculty and staff developed a method to reduce the wait time for patients who come to the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center to receive chemotherapy treatments.
  • A blog post by The Women’s Health Research Institute at NU explains why we need sex-based research.
  • NU Professor June M. McKoy, MD, calls for more diversity in medical school leadership.

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