Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the Achilles heel of chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer — its hunger for cholesterol — and how to sneakily use that to destroy it.
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Increased expression of specific genes in prostate cancer patients may predict whether or not the cancer will respond well to hormone therapy, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
A new study has found the immune system in the blood of Alzheimer’s patients is epigenetically altered, and many of these altered genes are the same ones that increase an individual’s risk for Alzheimer’s.
In findings published in Nature, scientists may have found a way around the limitations of engineered T-cells by borrowing a few tricks from cancer itself.
Investigators from the laboratory of Alicia Guemez-Gamboa, PhD, assistant professor of Neuroscience, have discovered new molecular mechanisms of PACS1 syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Northwestern University scientists have developed the first selective nanoparticle therapy to prevent allergic reactions, which can range in severity from itchy hives and watery eyes to trouble breathing and even death.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has identified short strands of toxic RNAs that contribute to brain cell death and DNA damage in Alzheimer’s and aged brains.
Investigators led by Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, the Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine and director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, have discovered previously unknown protein interactions in the heart’s atrium that are critical for normal heart function, according to findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry has identified previously unknown alterations in neural connectivity that promote psychomotor disturbance — a slowing or reduction in movement — in individuals with major depressive disorder.
Some strains of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria may not turn out to be as aggressive as previously thought, according to a Northwestern Medicine study recently published in Nature Communications.