A protein called tristetraprolin is activated during iron deficiency, lowering iron usage and preventing mitochondrial dysfunction, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
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A new Northwestern Medicine study has identified a trigger of some fibrotic diseases and an experimental compound to treat it.
Feinberg scientists are confronting significant, global challenges — from antimicrobial resistance to HIV — through collaborative, cutting-edge basic science and clinical research within the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Treating mice with isradipine, a calcium channel blocker, prevented formation of toxic compounds that can cause Parkinson’s disease symptoms, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists used an innovative technique to measure electrical activity in ALS neurons, finding changes in excitability that indicated disease, according to a study published in Stem Cell Reports.
Triclosan, a common antimicrobial used in toothpastes and other products, may raise the risk of gut inflammation and colorectal cancer, according to a preliminary animal study.
Lack of a receptor regulating mitochondrial metabolism was linked with kidney dysfunction including kidney disease, according to a recent study.
A team of scientists has uncovered the precise cells that flow into and harm the lung soon after a transplant. The study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, may lead to drug therapies that target the destructive cells.
A team of scientists has discovered that in children with epilepsy thought to be caused by a spontaneous mutation, about 10 percent of parents in fact carry the same variant in a small proportion of their own cells.
Genetic mutations dysregulating synapse function contribute to a toxic cascade that leads to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.