Small RNA molecules can trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell, forcing it to commit suicide, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study, the first to identify molecules that trigger such a fail-safe mechanism.
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Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered surprising findings about an enzyme central to gene expression and mutated in many cancers.
A new Northwestern Medicine study reveals surprising findings about an enzyme called Set1A and its function in embryonic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation.
Xinkun Wang, PhD, director of the NUSeq Core Facility, supports the research of scientists throughout the medical school with the latest genomic technologies, including next-generation sequencing.
Northwestern Medicine research has explained the mechanism behind ‘pauses’ in transcription, which has implications for future cancer therapies.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are diving deep into the structure and function of ion channels to inform new therapies.
A study has shown that a recently-discovered type of RNA is specific to certain cell types, which may make it possible to use those RNA sequences as a marker in stem cell research.
Feinberg — and the University more broadly — is increasingly focused on ensuring that exciting discoveries made by basic scientists are also soon turned into treatments that impact human health.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated a new method that helps to pinpoint which genetic variants might be most important in the development of schizophrenia and related disorders.
A new study published in Nature Communications finds that practicing generosity activates an area of the brain associated with reward and happiness.