Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides new insights into antibodies that block the Epstein-Barr virus from infecting human cells.
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A newly discovered gene mutation may increase a patient’s risk of genetic heart disease, presenting a target for therapy or genetic screening down the road.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated the potential of targeting inflammatory pathways in order to limit tissue damage and improve repair after a heart attack.
A Northwestern Medicine study found a novel chemical transformation in the formation of colibactin, a toxic agent produced by gut bacteria, including certain strains of E. Coli.
A Northwestern Medicine study found the human immunodeficiency virus uses proteins called diaphanous-related formins to hijack the cytoskeleton of healthy cells.
A study has identified a new mechanism for how a gene mutation leads to the death of neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and a related form of dementia.
A study published in Neuron suggests the brain’s own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
A comprehensive genomic analysis of the most common kidney cancer in children – found genetic mutations involving two distinct processes, potentially providing new opportunities for future treatments.
The major features of Parkinson’s disease have been linked to a toxic cascade beginning with oxidized dopamine, providing a possible therapeutic pathway.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions to be connected to infectivity.