A new Northwestern Medicine study has uncovered previously unidentified intracellular mechanisms in the peripheral nervous system that cause Charcot–Marie–Tooth Type 2B disease, findings that may inform the development of new targeted therapies.
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A pair of recent studies from the laboratory of Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, have uncovered novel cellular mechanisms that are involved in two types of genetic ALS, providing support for future development of targeted therapies to treat the disease.
Though treatments for allergies have historically been slow-going, recent research by Feinberg investigators has provided new hope for the future of allergy management.
Northwestern scientists have discovered the cause of the ‘punch-drunk’ feeling associated with sleep deprivation, and have found that it also increased dopamine and synaptic plasticity in the brain.
Scientists have uncovered a genetic explanation for a subset of common brain tumors, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Scientists have linked mutations in 11 genes with aggressive prostate cancer, according to the largest-ever study of its kind recently published in JAMA Oncology.
Combining immunotherapy with radiation may be a promising treatment option for patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma, according to the results of a Northwestern Medicine clinical trial published in JAMA Oncology.
A new Northwestern study details the use of protein-like polymers to potentially combat neovascular age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found obesity before pregnancy is the root cause of future cardiovascular disease, rather than pregnancy complications.
A novel cellular pathway regulates DNA damage and structural changes in cardiomyocytes which contributes to the development of cardiac hypertrophy according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Circulation.