Director Teresa K. Woodruff is leading a team of Northwestern researchers who have discovered that zinc sparks occurs during fertilization in a petri dish. This finding, done with animal gametes, has the potential to help IVF specialists identify the healthiest eggs during human in-vitro fertilization. The media has picked up this press release internationally. WGN-TV in Chicago featured this story during the nightly news. View the video HERE.
The Women's Health Research Insitutute's December Forum featured guest speaker Ilana Ruff, MD, who discussed Women and Stroke. Dr. Ruff is an Assistant Professor, Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Notes of her lecture will be posted on this site soon. Our next forum is January 20, 2015 and will explore methods to translate reseach on sex differences from the bench to the bedside.