A viral protein of the Epstein-Barr virus previously thought to mimic immune cell receptor signaling actually rewires intracellular signaling in infected cells, promoting viral cell survival and proliferation.
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Astrocytes may play a protective role in Parkinson’s disease, slowing alpha-synuclein accumulation in neurons, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
The three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund the first-ever study looking at how sibling relationships influence firearm involvement.
A new three-dimensional imaging technique invented by Northwestern scientists greatly improves the visibility of brain tumors in magnetic resonance imaging scans.
Targeting the proteins CD47 and HER2 may eliminate radioresistant breast cancer cells and enable more effective radiotherapy treatments for patients, according to a new study.
The impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients has been a stark reality for many cancer centers around the world. For the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a combination of time and dedication to patient care and research has resulted in the development of robust COVID-19 testing protocols to ensure the safety and health of every patient, physician and staff member.
A rare genetic mutation found in patients with Alzheimer’s may provide further insight into the pathologic mechanisms that cause the disease.
Treatment-resistant breast cancer could be made vulnerable to immunotherapy by flipping a metabolic “switch,” according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
A group of scientists combined medicinal chemistry and human stem cells to improve a medication treating a cardiac rhythm disorder, a strategy that could be applied broadly.
The COVID-19 contact tracing process, led by health departments across the state, and coordinated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, involves a team of dedicated team members tracking the spread of the disease.