Peter Whitington, MD, professor in Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, found signaling pathways and tubule cell formation that drive fibrosis in gestational alloimmune liver disease.
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Sugars on a specific mucus protein can induce the death of a white blood cell called an eosinophil, which causes asthma, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Excessive brain plasticity in the subthalamic nucleus may be pivotal to abnormal brain activity and impaired movement in Parkinson’s disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
In a new study, scientists found that the transcription factor EHF regulates pathways in respiratory epithelial cells that are important for repair of damaged cells and in maintaining the lung surface’s barrier function.
A Northwestern Medicine study shows that lysosome dysfunction caused by a genetic mutation in patients with a rare Parkinson’s-like disorder leads to neurodegeneration, a finding that may link to common forms of the disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the biological reasons that a quarter of all people with whiplash injury from motor vehicle collisions fail to fully recover in the long-term.
A Northwestern Medicine study unearthed the mechanisms behind arsenic’s anti-cancer effects to show how the chemical compound could combat multiple types of leukemia.
Northwestern Medicine scientists uncovered that allergic children who develop a natural tolerance to egg protein produce more of an anti-inflammatory protein, providing a potential biomarker to differentiate previously-allergic patients from children who still have the allergy.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new potential drug therapy for pediatric brainstem glioma by targeting a genetic mutation found in patients with the rare, incurable cancer.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that regular exercise is associated with better quality of life and slower rates of decline for patients with Parkinson’s disease.