A multidisciplinary team of investigators have engineered a more accurate model for studying the underlying mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and treatment response, according to findings published in Science Advances.
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Scientists have discovered a neuronal pathway involved in how the brain encodes the transition to high-intensity fear response behaviors required for survival, according to a study published in Nature.
A neurotransmitter previously thought to only calm neurons may also play a role in waking them up, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Biology, a discovery which upends conventional theories of how the neurotransmitter works in the brain.
An analysis of NIH training grants has illustrated systematic disadvantages among the trainees who receive the awards.
Investigators at Northwestern Medicine and the Flatiron Institute have characterized how developing cells reorganize their cytoplasm as part of their growth, according to a study published in Nature Physics, a discovery which furthers the field’s understanding of basic cellular processes at the earliest stages of development.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have revealed new insights into the impact of neuronal structural diversity on neural computation, the basis of brain function, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
An individual retinal cell can output more than one unique signal, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Communications, a finding which sheds new light on the complexities of how vision functions in mammals.
In the last several years, anti-obesity medications have made an impression through wide media coverage and interest in their effectiveness. Feinberg investigators have been leading research on these drugs for the treatment of obesity and advocating for access to these medications for the patients who need it most.
A recent study from the laboratory of Joseph Bass, MD, PhD, has revealed how transcription factors within individual cells influence the identity and function of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, according to findings published in Cell Metabolism.
The Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine was highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 infections in children and adolescents during the Delta and Omicron variants, according to a large, national study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.