Douglas Wilcox, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, discovered the herpes simplex virus targets a host cell protein to cause severe disease and encephalitis in newborns.
Children with allergic disease have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
A new Northwestern Medicine study highlighted for the first time how a toxin from the extracellular bacterium Vibrio cholerae can inhibit autophagy and endosomal trafficking.
Northwestern Medicine scientists showed how the herpes simplex virus exploits microtubule plus-end tracking proteins to move within human cells, providing insights into how viruses engage with host transport networks.
In a new paper, graduate student Evan Weber showed that endothelial protein TRPC6 is the specific calcium channel that helps white blood cells migrate from blood vessels into inflamed tissues and organs.
In a recent study, Shuang Zhang, a fourth year student in the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (DGP), shed light on a molecule that mediates cross-talk between cardiac cells and immune cells after injury.
A new study demonstrates how herpes viruses switch between two invasive states to promote infection in the nervous system.
A trail of messenger molecules left behind by general immune system cells called neutrophils helps virus-specific T-cells reach tissues infected by influenza, reports a new study published in Science.
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that a protein called POP1 prevents severe inflammation and, potentially, diseases caused by excessive inflammatory responses.