A genetic mutation changing just one base pair of nucleotides greatly increases risk of a lethal subtype of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a recent study.
The laboratory of YouYang Zhao, PhD, developed a unique nanoparticle to deliver genome editing technology, including CRISPR/Cas9, to vascular endothelial cells.
A new Northwestern Medicine study reports that DNA manifested as knot-like folds and third rungs between DNA’s two strands may drive cancer development and an important regulatory enzyme could be associated with the formation of these unusual structures.
The protein UBR7 acts as a histone chaperone and regulates nucleotide metabolism, making UBR7 among the first proteins known to affect both processes.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a biomarker for one type of autism within cerebrospinal fluid, according to a recent study.
Mutations in a histone regulator protein are connected to both a rare neurodevelopmental disorder and to some cancers, according to a recent study.
Northwestern investigators have discovered the molecular signature of a subset of dopaminergic neurons that increases their vulnerability to degeneration.
Long chains of fatty acids in the lysosome are associated with a degenerative form of Gaucher disease, an inherited condition related to Parkinson’s disease.
A combination of drugs could fix the broken lysosomal enzyme pathway in Parkinson’s disease-afflicted neurons, according to a recent study.
Fatty acid uptake produces an epigenetic modification that is required for cancer metastasis, according to a study published in Nature.