Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified mechanisms behind desmosomes, important junctions that bind cells together, helping to explain how some skin and heart diseases develop.
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Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a method to systematically explore diverse natural resources, allowing them to quickly identify thousands of compounds from bacteria that have potential to become new pharmaceuticals.
Marilyn Cornelis, PhD, assistant professor in Preventive Medicine-Nutrition, draws on systems epidemiology approaches in her research to understand the potential health consequences of coffee consumption.
A Northwestern Medicine study has linked aging at the cellular level to overall human aging through a molecular interaction involving two proteins and chromosome ends called telomeres.
From neurons in an autism-causing condition to inflamed human lung tissue macrophage cells, compelling images illustrate a broad array of scientific findings this year. A selection of eye-catching images from research published by faculty at Feinberg in 2014.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons – important nerve cells associated with many diverse behaviors and diseases.
Distinct regions of the human brain encode dozens of molecules within a natural odor individually and as a whole, helping guide odor-related behavior, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a strategy to begin reengineering part of the kidney’s network of blood vessels.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified bacteria genes and key factors that are required for host colonization in squid, which may lead to better understanding how humans develop symbiotic relationships with beneficial bacteria.
The use of genetic information to inform patient care, from cancer to neurological disorders, has personalized medicine for individual patients like never before. But more is still to come, according to Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, new director of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Genetic Medicine.