Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that the protein FMRP — the loss of which leads to Fragile X syndrome — is a novel reader of RNA methylation.
A new study published in Developmental Cell discovered a link between a previously unknown mitochondrial process and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 2, a genetic neuropathy.
With advances in technology and genetics, Feinberg and Northwestern investigators are conducting basic science research to understand just how the retina works in concert with the brain.
A recent study revealed how sensory processing centers communicate with one another within brain, with implications for neurodegenerative disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have mapped a brain circuit that sends information from the hippocampus and thalamus to the retrosplenial cortex, an area of the brain involved in memory formation.
According to a recent study, a novel nanoparticle-based drug repaired neurons and improved microvasculature in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia 1, a degenerative disease that affects the cerebellum.
Abnormal activation of a small population of neurons may contribute to motor learning and motor function deficits in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that amacrine cells produce nitric oxide, a neuromodulator that regulates blood dilation, in a recently published study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a mechanism for rapid, fine adjustments in motor plans, according to a recent study.
In a study published in Nature, Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that a gene is critical for the development of the ear’s outer hair cells, which has important implications for hearing loss treatments.