New Northwestern Medicine research shows spherical nucleic acids can silence a gene that interferes with wound healing, opening the door to new treatments for diabetic skin wounds, as well as many other conditions.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a small RNA molecule called miR-182 that can suppress cancer-causing genes in mice with glioblastoma mulitforme (GBM) when delivered using spherical nucleic acid nanoparticles.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a method to systematically explore diverse natural resources, allowing them to quickly identify thousands of compounds from bacteria that have potential to become new pharmaceuticals.
A Northwestern Medicine study has identified new genetic mutations in patients with Wilms tumor, the most common kidney tumor in children.
In several recent publications, Ali Shilatifard, PhD, chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, examined how different aspects of transcriptional regulation are involved in cancer development.
A new study from Northwestern Medicine and Duke University has identified an enzyme that may be a genetic predictor for whether an expectant mother develops hyperglycemia.
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.
In a recent Northwestern Medicine exploratory study, genetics experts considered incorporating whole genome sequencing into traditional newborn screening, revealing varying opinions about handling the future of genomics.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have found several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons – important nerve cells associated with many diverse behaviors and diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified bacteria genes and key factors that are required for host colonization in squid, which may lead to better understanding how humans develop symbiotic relationships with beneficial bacteria.