Northwestern Medicine scientists explore research that has shown how the balanced activities of two protein families regulate gene expression during embryonic development and how mutations that tip this balance lead to cancer.
Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, chief of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine, has been named a member of a blue ribbon panel that will help inform the scientific direction of Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
New insights into male germline development may help scientists better understand how external factors might have an effect on the germ cells of offspring in the future.
A new Northwestern Medicine study led by Navdeep Chandel, PhD, challenges the common understanding that energy production is mitochondria’s most important function.
Dan Foltz, ’02 PhD, Panagiotis Ntziachristos, PhD, and Marc Mendillo, PhD, have joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.
“For the medical school, 2014 was a tremendous year,” said Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean. A collection of stories spotlight some of the notable moments from the past year.
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, was appointed to the senior editorial board of the scientific journal Science. In his new role, he will provide strategic advice and constructive feedback about the journal.
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, has been named the Robert Francis Furchgott Professor of Biochemistry and the Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.
Findings published by Northwestern Medicine scientists in Molecular Cell suggest that the upregulation of protein WDR5 may be crucial in prostate cancer development.
Joel Frader, MD, professor in pediatrics and medical humanities and bioethics, is being honored this fall by the American Academy of Pediatrics with the 2012 William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence.