Two independent pathways in the human brain evaluate the identity and the value of expected outcomes, according to a Northwestern Medicine study that used appetizing odors to examine brain activity.
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Northwestern Medicine scientists are leading a research team that will study a pair of identical twins to determine how living in space for long durations affects the human body.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified mechanisms behind desmosomes, important junctions that bind cells together, helping to explain how some skin and heart diseases develop.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a method to systematically explore diverse natural resources, allowing them to quickly identify thousands of compounds from bacteria that have potential to become new pharmaceuticals.
Marilyn Cornelis, PhD, assistant professor in Preventive Medicine-Nutrition, draws on systems epidemiology approaches in her research to understand the potential health consequences of coffee consumption.
A Northwestern Medicine study has linked aging at the cellular level to overall human aging through a molecular interaction involving two proteins and chromosome ends called telomeres.
From neurons in an autism-causing condition to inflamed human lung tissue macrophage cells, compelling images illustrate a broad array of scientific findings this year. A selection of eye-catching images from research published by faculty at Feinberg in 2014.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons – important nerve cells associated with many diverse behaviors and diseases.
Distinct regions of the human brain encode dozens of molecules within a natural odor individually and as a whole, helping guide odor-related behavior, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.