An experimental genetic inhibitor that could stave off Alzheimer’s disease has unintended consequences, but may represent a target for future drug development, according to a recent study.
Faculty, family and friends gathered at a symposium to honor Robert Goldman, PhD, chair of Cell and Molecular Biology, and his distinguished scientific career.
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.