A new study finds that excessive carbon dioxide in a patient’s bloodstream can lead to a restricted airway, calling into question current clinical practices for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A protein facilitating DNA replication during cell cycle also binds microtubules, findings that could inform more effective cancer treatments, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
A motor protein called kinesin drives a unique mechanism that ensures correct placement of important proteins and mRNA during development of egg cells.
Treating mice with isradipine, a calcium channel blocker, prevented formation of toxic compounds that can cause Parkinson’s disease symptoms, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Enhancing autophagy, the system that recycles old or dysfunctional cells, could have therapeutic effects in a variety of aging-related diseases, according to a pair of Northwestern Medicine studies.
A study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides new insights into the organization of a key protein called cadherin within structures called adherens junctions, which help cells stick together.
The roots of a progressive degenerative disease begin much earlier than previously thought, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a signaling protein that regulates cell organization, with implications for early development and certain diseases.
The previously unknown cause of anti-phosphatidylethanolamine (aPE) autoimmunity was discovered in a Northwestern Medicine study published in PNAS.
A team from Northwestern Medicine used the most powerful X-ray source in the Western Hemisphere to examine an 1,800-year old mummy, seeking answers to questions about bone competence of ancient humans.