Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that mutations in the largest genetic contributor to ALS leads to the dysfunction and eventual degeneration of certain specialized subtypes in the brain. The findings may lead to development of novel therapeutic interventions for the disease.
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A new study has linked the consumption of red and processed meat with a higher risk of heart disease and death.
Northwestern scientists have determined that a toxin secreted by Vibrio cholerae bacteria, the pathogen responsible for cholera, suppresses the body’s normal immune response.
The cumulative effects of high blood pressure during young adulthood can affect gait and cognitive function during midlife, according to a recent study.
A previously unknown migration of glioblastoma may explain why current treatments stall out over time, according to a new study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have recently discovered that two common genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s disease can be regulated with LRRK2 kinase inhibition or GCase enzyme activation, revealing potential for the development of new therapeutics.
People who carry genetic mutations associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease may exhibit minor symptoms long before the disease progresses to affect daily life, according to a study of over 300 patients.
According to a recent study, elevated ocular pressure in glaucoma is generated in the wall of a small vessel in the eye, the Schlemm’s canal.
An AI model predicted breast cancer in mammograms more accurately than radiologists, reducing false positives and false negatives, according to a new study.
A new lipid nanoparticle drug helped make tumor cells more vulnerable to therapy, significantly prolonging survival in models of glioblastoma.