Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified how cytoskeletal proteins contribute to the growth of developing eggs in fruit flies, findings which further the understanding of how egg cells form and differentiate themselves from other cells, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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A person’s genetic makeup plays a role in determining whether they can stick to a strict vegetarian diet, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.
Investigators have identified new signaling mechanisms utilized by endocannabinoids to regulate a subset of neurons in response to stress, according to recent findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has demonstrated how differences in neural activity within the brain’s olfactory and orbital cortices cause people to perceive the same odors differently, according to findings published in Nature Neuroscience.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered new mechanisms by which iron deficiency inhibits cell growth and proliferation in eukaryotic cells, findings that could improve the understanding of cancer growth and the development of targeted cancer therapies.
In 2022, Feinberg established research into social determinants of health as a priority. To better understand the impact of social determinants of health, Feinberg investigators have been leading studies that provide new insights into how a person’s neighborhood can positively or negatively affect their health.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified how a calcium channel in the nervous system contributes to brain inflammation, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has discovered that a key emotional brain center, the amygdala, releases endogenous cannabinoid molecules under stress, and these molecules dampen the incoming stress alarm from the hippocampus, a memory and emotion center in the brain.
Investigators have identified more than 60 previously unknown genetic variants associated with resting heart rate that may also contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to findings published in Nature Communications.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have revealed how a gene considered essential for histone modification regulates skin development, according to a recent study published in Nature Communications.