Prarthana Dalal, a first-year medical student, received a 2015 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, awarded by the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, to support her project studying a protein involved in inflammation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a previously unknown key regulator of immune response, a protein kinase called Jnk2 that helps maintain cellular homeostasis through a series of physiological processes.
Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, assistant professor in Neurology and Physiology, uses stem cells to study the motor neurons and genes implicated in ALS.
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that a protein called vimentin may help activate an inflammatory response that leads to acute lung injury.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified mechanisms behind desmosomes, important junctions that bind cells together, helping to explain how some skin and heart diseases develop.
A Northwestern Medicine study found that standard treatments for metastatic melanoma are not effective against Nodal, a growth factor protein critical for the skin cancer’s development, but also showed that combination therapies incorporating anti-Nodal antibodies are a promising alternative.
Neonatal intestinal disorders that prevent infants from getting the nutrients they need may be caused by defects in the lysosomal system, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
A Northwestern Medicine study has linked aging at the cellular level to overall human aging through a molecular interaction involving two proteins and chromosome ends called telomeres.
Navdeep Chandel, PhD, David W. Cugell Distinguished Professor in Medicine-Pulmonary and Cell and Molecular Biology, focuses on the role of metabolism and signaling in disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists demonstrate that exposure to air pollution causes a stress response characterized by elevation in the level of the stress hormone adrenaline.