Today, more than 50 million adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain — pain lasting longer than three months — and is the most common reason why people seek medical attention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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More cases of children born with abnormal brain development may have genetic explanations than previously thought, according to a recent study published in JAMA Neurology.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that mitochondria regulate essential cellular signaling for the development of epithelial cells in the lungs, cells which are crucial for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide to avoid respiratory failure, according to findings published in Nature.
The location of a brain lesion could give clues as to whether or not it will cause seizures later on in life, according to the findings of a new multicenter study published in JAMA Neurology.
Black residents living in highly segregated neighborhoods have significantly shortened life expectancies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Scientists have discovered that antipsychotic drugs – which inhibit the overactive dopamine causing the symptoms of schizophrenia – interact with a completely different neuron than originally thought.
A newly developed wireless implant monitors and treats heart disease, then harmlessly dissolves inside the body, bypassing the need for extraction.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a new mechanism by which mutations in a specific gene contribute to familial forms of Parkinson’s disease, which opens an avenue for new therapeutics.
Scientists have created a new synthetic biology approach to follow tumor cells over time, finding meaningful differences in why a cancer cell dies or survives in response to anti-cancer therapies.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified and characterized common symptoms and patterns in Eosinophilic esophagitis, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology, findings that will help predict how patients will respond to treatment.