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.
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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.
A new Northwestern Medicine study detailed a technique that could help scientists find the cause of cancer or autism-spectrum disease stemming from faulty protein disposal.
From heart tissue repair to retinal cell development, scientific images helped bring to life the discoveries published by Feinberg faculty, trainees and students in 2017. See a selection of some of the most striking images of the year.
Scientists in the Department of Dermatology are working hard to better understand the fundamentals of skin biology and to bring those discoveries to the forefront of skin treatment.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a complex regulatory system that keeps cells functioning when their oxygen supply is cut off.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that a protein called BRWD2/PHIP binds to H3K4 methylation, a key molecular event that influences gene expression.