Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered circadian clocks in muscle tissue that control the muscle’s metabolic response and energy efficiency depending on the time of day.
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Northwestern’s biomaterials labs are developing the next generation of materials in medicine, called supramolecular biomaterials – molecules designed in a way to mimic cell structures and functions of biological signaling.
This year, the University launched a new Center for Synthetic Biology, making Northwestern one of the top three U.S. destinations for research and education in this area.
Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered a crucial element underlying how proteins on the surface of enveloped viruses such as measles and mumps undergo a process that allows the virus to enter host cells.
When it comes to gene regulation, there are more similarities between fruit flies and humans than previously thought, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
New research describes a never-before-observed identity switch in differentiated cells derived from so-called induced pluripotent stem cells.
A new study, led by scientists at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, helps explain the phenomenon of movement chunking, which has important implications for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders.
A Northwestern University research team is developing a tool to rapidly test millions and perhaps even billions or more different nanoparticles at one time to zero in on the best particle for a specific use, including for medical applications.
Northwestern Medicine scientists explore research that has shown how the balanced activities of two protein families regulate gene expression during embryonic development and how mutations that tip this balance lead to cancer.
In a recent study, Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a pathway by which the proteins Foxc1 and Foxc2 regulate signaling in lymphatic vessel growth.