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A team of scientists has developed a new technique that allows investigators to better study the effects of nicotine on brain cells.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered how DNA methylation triggers stem cells to transform into more specialized neuronal cells.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a signaling protein that regulates cell organization, with implications for early development and certain diseases.
A Northwestern Medicine study provides new insights into the key role a molecule called oxPAPC plays in the inflammatory response. The findings could inform the development of new therapies for sepsis.
Northwestern Medicine scientists usher in a new era of genetic research. Learn how our investigators are using CRISPR technology to isolate mutations that cause neurological diseases and to understand how individual genes can damage or protect cells.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered cells in the retina that determine horizontal or vertical orientation, and demonstrated how they convey information.
A genetic change in a “clock gene” produced significant changes in circadian rhythm, providing insight into how the complex system is regulated according to a study published in PNAS.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that two key cellular structures, mitochondria and lysosomes, are in direct contact with each other.
A team of scientists has demonstrated a novel approach to delivering cancer drugs directly to tumor cells, through gold nanoparticles that can be remotely triggered to release therapies.