A study has identified a new mechanism for how a gene mutation leads to the death of neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and a related form of dementia.
Monthly Archives: September, 2017
Xinkun Wang, PhD, director of the NUSeq Core Facility, supports the research of scientists throughout the medical school with the latest genomic technologies, including next-generation sequencing.
A study published in Neuron suggests the brain’s own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Recent activities gave medical students the opportunity to learn about the diverse backgrounds of their patients and to develop cross-cultural communication skills, including a community visit to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
Northwestern Medicine investigators are on a mission to bring precision medicine to African-Americans.
A comprehensive genomic analysis of the most common kidney cancer in children – found genetic mutations involving two distinct processes, potentially providing new opportunities for future treatments.
The major features of Parkinson’s disease have been linked to a toxic cascade beginning with oxidized dopamine, providing a possible therapeutic pathway.
Northwestern Medicine research has explained the mechanism behind ‘pauses’ in transcription, which has implications for future cancer therapies.
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, has been named the new director of Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program; Melissa Brown, PhD, has been named associate director of advising and Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, the associate director of admissions for the program.
The Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling expanded from 14 to 20 students per class, preparing graduates for careers in various genetic counseling fields, including clinical, industry, research and public policy.