Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. The links below take you to articles and announcements about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards, and honors.
The Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (CAM-NIC) supports researchers from approximately 250 different laboratories at Northwestern, the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, and elsewhere. The Core facility will be honored alongside the Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC) and Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE), with each receiving Gold Star Awards at the annual Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon on the Evanston campus September 27.
A study has shown that a recently-discovered type of RNA is specific to certain cell types, which may make it possible to use those RNA sequences as a marker in stem cell research.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions to be connected to infectivity.
- Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center Wins 2017 Gold Star Award08.11.2017
The Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center (CAM-NIC) is a recipient of the Office for Research Gold Star Award! CAM-NIC will be honored at the Core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
The award is bestowed on facilities that have placed in the top 10% of Shared and Core Facilities four or more times.
The Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC) and Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) are also recipients of the 2017 Gold Star Award.
Mitochondria have an important role in hematopoiesis, the body’s process for creating new blood cells, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
A new study defined the architecture of nuclear lamins, the fibrous proteins in a cell’s nucleus, providing further insights into their role in cell structure.
In research published in Nature Medicine, Northwestern Medicine scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor for which there is no current treatment.
Northwestern’s biomaterials labs are developing the next generation of materials in medicine, called supramolecular biomaterials – molecules designed in a way to mimic cell structures and functions of biological signaling.
This year, the University launched a new Center for Synthetic Biology, making Northwestern one of the top three U.S. destinations for research and education in this area.
Analyzing a patient’s own stem cells can predict the safety and efficacy of drugs that have the potential to damage a patient’s heart, according to a new study.
Scientists have redesigned a motor protein so that it’s sensitive to chemical inhibition and accessible for future research on neurodegenerative diseases.
Northwestern Medicine scientists explored how the physical arrangement of genetic material organizes within a cell’s nucleus and influences the cell’s function.
Scientists discovered that a specific gene that starts to build a link between cilia motility and cell polarity in a recent study.
Brian Mitchell, PhD, assistant professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, received the Marine Biology Laboratory Nikon Fellowship to advance his research on the development of multi-ciliated cells using microscopy.
A recent study co-authored by Northwestern Medicine scientist Robert Goldman, PhD, and colleagues suggests that degradation of lamin B1, a protein located in the nucleus of cells, helps suppress tumor formation.
In a recent study, co-author Dileep Varma, PhD, assistant professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, helped explain why the sequential degradation of key proteins is important for normal cell cycle progression.
In a recent study, Northwestern Medicine scientists described a new process that explains how the adhesion between epithelial cells occurs.
Northwestern Medicine scientists will lead an interdisciplinary project funded by the National Institutes of Health to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection.
Two Northwestern Medicine studies help explain how components of the cytoskeleton called intermediate filaments move and assemble to protect cells.
A study coauthored by Northwestern Medicine scientists found that normal cells stop proliferating when they lose important intracellular structures called centrioles, but cancer cells continue to multiply.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified two drugs that stimulate stem cells in the central nervous system with the potential to repair the protective coating around neurons damaged in multiple sclerosis.
Prarthana Dalal, a first-year medical student, received a 2015 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, awarded by the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, to support her project studying a protein involved in inflammation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a previously unknown key regulator of immune response, a protein kinase called Jnk2 that helps maintain cellular homeostasis through a series of physiological processes.
Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, assistant professor in Neurology and Physiology, uses stem cells to study the motor neurons and genes implicated in ALS.
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows that a protein called vimentin may help activate an inflammatory response that leads to acute lung injury.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified mechanisms behind desmosomes, important junctions that bind cells together, helping to explain how some skin and heart diseases develop.