In several recent publications, Ali Shilatifard, PhD, chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, examined how different aspects of transcriptional regulation are involved in cancer development.
A new study from Northwestern Medicine and Duke University has identified an enzyme that may be a genetic predictor for whether an expectant mother develops hyperglycemia.
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.
In a recent Northwestern Medicine exploratory study, genetics experts considered incorporating whole genome sequencing into traditional newborn screening, revealing varying opinions about handling the future of genomics.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons – important nerve cells associated with many diverse behaviors and diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified bacteria genes and key factors that are required for host colonization in squid, which may lead to better understanding how humans develop symbiotic relationships with beneficial bacteria.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new potential drug therapy for pediatric brainstem glioma by targeting a genetic mutation found in patients with the rare, incurable cancer.
Ruoqi Gao, a fourth-year Medical Scientist Training Program student, is interested in how neurons grow and change over time and how this process goes awry in autism.
The use of genetic information to inform patient care, from cancer to neurological disorders, has personalized medicine for individual patients like never before. But more is still to come, according to Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, new director of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Genetic Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine scientists found a genetic biomarker to pinpoint some patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, making it possible to give them an effective alternative therapy sooner.