News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
- 11.10.2021Fatty acid uptake produces an epigenetic modification that is required for cancer metastasis, according to a study published in Nature.
- 09.03.2021Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a critical checkpoint in transcription elongation, the process of synthesizing RNA from a DNA template.
- 06.09.2021Northwestern Medicine scientists have described a method of reconstructing the three-dimensional structure of chromosomes in cancer cells and matching those chromosomes with counterpart oncogenes.
- 06.03.2021Arthur Prindle, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, has been honored with the Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the U.S. Army Research Office.
- 06.03.2021For the first time, scientists have examined how the three-dimensional structure of chromatin can play a part in the development of bladder cancer and pediatric brain tumors, according to a pair of Northwestern Medicine studies.
- 05.26.2021Using small molecular inhibitors to block the BAP1 complex may be a promising targeted therapy approach for leukemia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Cancer.
- 05.21.2021Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed Nuc-MS, a new method to capture the protein composition of whole nucleosomes without losing information.
- 04.15.2021Northwestern Medicine investigators are advancing the understanding of two groups of transcription factors and their role in many neurodevelopmental diseases and cancers, which is essential for developing novel therapeutic approaches.
- 04.07.2021Inhibiting production of a key material produced by the mTOR pathway could slow tumor growth, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
- 03.30.2021A novel integrative computational technique allowed scientists to classify disease conditions at the molecular level using epigenomic data sets.
- 03.24.2021Northwestern’s investment in next-generation sequencing is leading to unprecedented avenues of discovery.
- 03.08.2021A team of Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that a specific type of immune cell is necessary for the suppression of chronic inflammation, revealing a potential therapeutic target for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
- 02.15.2021T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia hijacks a signaling pathway to produce nucleotides, a basic building block of life that fuels the growth and spread of the cancer, according to a recent study.
- 02.12.2021Northwestern Medicine scientists have detailed the diverse function of CDK9-containing complexes and their impact on gene expression in a recent study published in the journal Genes and Development.
- 12.18.2020Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new high-throughput sequencing tool to test how drugs interact with genetically modified cells.
- 12.17.2020A series of recent discoveries by Northwestern Medicine scientists point to a more nuanced understanding of how epigenetic regulators function.
- 12.07.2020Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that inserting dietary antioxidants into the mitochondria of cancer cells may inhibit overall tumor growth.