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.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified a complex regulatory system that keeps cells functioning when their oxygen supply is cut off.
A study has shown that a recently-discovered type of RNA is specific to certain cell types, which may make it possible to use those RNA sequences as a marker in stem cell research.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions to be connected to infectivity.