A new review, published in Nature Reviews Neurology, outlines how upper motor neuron degeneration is an important feature in ALS pathology, and could be key to developing better diagnostic tools and treatments for ALS.
A Northwestern Medicine study uncovered novel findings about sodium channels in neurons that may represent a novel therapeutic target for epilepsy treatment.
Northwestern Medicine scientists and co-authors defined a role for the WAVE1 protein in the cellular mechanisms behind cocaine addiction.
When Major League Baseball players travel in a way that misaligns their internal 24-hour clock with the natural environment and its cycle of sunlight, they suffer negative consequences, according to a recent study.
A Northwestern Medicine study, led by a PhD student, found that overexpressing a protein called CREB improved memory impairments in aged rats.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a link between Huntington’s disease and dysfunction of the subthalamic nucleus, a component of the basal ganglia, a group of brain structures critical for movement and impulse control.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated an alternate method of signaling used by proteins called group I metabotropic glutamate receptors, a finding that could be used to develop novel drug treatments for many neurological disorders.
Northwestern investigators want to know why some people are immune to age-related cognitive decline. Their answers could inform future therapies for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms behind the variability of holoprosencephaly, a congenital brain malformation.
Les Turner ALS Symposium Gathers Scientists, Patients and Experts to Celebrate Research, Patient Care and Education
Physicians, patients, scientists and supporters gathered at the 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair to share research updates, provide patient education and foster new scientific collaborations.