Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered a clever evolutionary quirk in multi-ciliated cells, which help drive fluid flow in a variety of body systems.
A cytoskeletal protein called vimentin helps prevent the nuclei of cells that must navigate through tight spaces in the body from rupturing, according to a recent study.
Lymphatic capillaries help regulate the niche microenvironment surrounding stem cells, which promote the regeneration of hair follicles after injury or damage, according to a study published in Science.
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, new chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, aims to bring together scientists investigating the myriad of human cell types and using those findings to treat illness throughout the body.
The overexpression of mitochondrial superoxide dismutase, commonly found in late-stage tumors, may drive cancer stem cell formation and contribute to the failure of chemotherapy treatment in breast cancer patients.
Genetic modifier protein Annexin A6 accelerates acute and chronic muscle injury repair by more than 50 percent.
Northwestern Medicine scientist Stuart Stock uses powerful imaging technology to better understand shark vertebrae’s formation and strength, information that may help people with degenerative bone diseases.
Scientists discovered a new link between cell polarity and cell adhesion, according to a study published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
Constadina Arvanitis, PhD, research associate professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, has been named director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center.
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, an internationally recognized vascular biologist, has been named the Stephen Walter Ranson Professor and chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.