Molecular autopsies can reveal genetic risk factors in young people who unexpectedly die, but proper interpretation of the results can be challenging, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a novel mechanism for how mutations in desmoplakin — a protein that helps cells stick together — can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and other diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown for the first time how an RNA-binding protein in the liver plays an important role in regulating insulin sensitivity throughout the body.
A protein called tristetraprolin is activated during iron deficiency, lowering iron usage and preventing mitochondrial dysfunction, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
The American Heart Association recently selected Northwestern Medicine as one of six centers to be part of a new, grant-funded national network dedicated to researching and understanding the causes of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat.
A new app, developed in part by Northwestern Medicine faculty, rates the nutritional value of packaged foods and suggests healthier products.
Laws banning smoking at workplaces and other public places are associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators are developing better treatments and care for patients with the most prevalent of diseases. Read the feature in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
Northwestern faculty members have been chosen for induction into two prominent medical organizations: the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
A home-based exercise program, consisting of wearables and telephone coaching, did not improve walking endurance for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to a study published in JAMA.