In a study published in Nature, Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that a gene is critical for the development of the ear’s outer hair cells, which has important implications for hearing loss treatments.
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Scientists have developed soft materials that assemble and disassemble on demand, opening the door for applications including robotics, drug delivery and tissue regeneration.
A protein facilitating DNA replication during cell cycle also binds microtubules, findings that could inform more effective cancer treatments, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified how a type of RNA regulates genes over an unprecedented distance, during a critical process of embryonic brain development that affects adult seizure susceptibility.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that proteins linked to age-related macular degeneration crossed the blood-ocular barrier of aberrantly formed new blood vessels, a process that may contribute to disease.
The three-dimensional atomic structure of the epigenetic driver COMPASS was solved for the first time in a study published in the journal Cell.
A motor protein called kinesin drives a unique mechanism that ensures correct placement of important proteins and mRNA during development of egg cells.
In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, Northwestern Medicine scientists demonstrated that subtypes of dopamine neurons have distinct projection patterns.
For the first time, scientists were able to specifically change the way the brain’s memory centers form new memories, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.