Northwestern scientists have created the first highly mature neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells, a feat that opens new opportunities for medical research and potential transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
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A new Northwestern Medicine study has discovered the role of cerebrospinal fluid in cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
After 28 years of leadership, M. Marsel Mesulam, MD, has announced that he will be stepping down as director of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease; he will be succeeded by Robert Vassar, PhD.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that outer mitochondrial membrane proteins regulate crosstalk between mitochondria and lysosomes, findings that have implications for many diseases.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra utilize a specific ion channel to control energy production and meet bioenergetic need, according to a recent study.
Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, chair and Aaron Montgomery Ward Professor of Neurology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified a new type of retinal ganglion cell, neurons that encode the visual environment and transmit information back to the brain.
Investigators have discovered novel cellular pathways behind chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma cells and a potential biomarker, paving the way for new therapeutic targets.
Exposure to light during sleep was associated with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure in older adults, according to a recent study.
Damage to particular regions of the brain may influence addiction behaviors, providing insight into potential therapeutic targets for substance use disorders.