Inflammation has unexpected effects on body clock function and can lead to sleep and shiftwork-type disorders, according to a new study.
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A kill code is embedded in every cell in the body whose function may be to cause the self-destruction of cells that become cancerous, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Understanding environmental factors helps scientists like cancer epidemiologist Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, chief of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine, detect the disease earlier.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered how circulating tumor cells cluster together during metastasis — findings that reveal a novel mechanism for how cancer spreads and a potential new target for treatment.
According to a recent study, a group of four gene mutations seen only in people with African ancestry may contribute to an increased risk of severe bleeding while taking warfarin.
Targeting cancer cells with a transcription elongation inhibitor delayed tumor progression in animal models, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A Northwestern Medicine study has demonstrated that an age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind a common hernia in elderly men.
An experimental genetic inhibitor that could stave off Alzheimer’s disease has unintended consequences, but may represent a target for future drug development, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators are leading a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in brain cancer with a special emphasis on glioblastoma.