The work done by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty members (and even some students) is regularly highlighted in newspapers, online media outlets and more. Below you’ll find links to articles and videos of Feinberg in the news.
The discovery was so novel, scientists coined a new term to describe it: mitoautophagy, Northwestern Medicine said in a statement. These self-destructive mitochondria could become the target of drug therapies to fight diseases like ALS. “I think we have found the culprit that primes neurons to become vulnerable to future degeneration: suicidal mitochondria,” senior study author Pembe Hande Ozdinler, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in the statement. “The mitochondria basically eat themselves up very early in the disease. This occurs selectively in the neurons that will soon degenerate in patient’s brains.”