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.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a gene that is responsible for activating an aggressive subtype of small-cell lung cancer for which there is no current effective treatment.
The Kimberly Querrey Summer Research Program combines intensive, hands-on biomedical research training with academic and professional development opportunities to support the next generation of scientists.
Patients with acute myeloid leukemia show large-scale genomic mutations and altered DNA folding patterns that could help identify potential therapeutic targets, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature.
An epigenetics drug currently being used for the treatment of blood cancers and rare sarcomas can stop the growth of bladder cancer by activating the immune system, according to a new study.
Investigators discovered that the loss of the gene SLIT2 in circulating tumor cells regulates metastasis of prostate cancer tumors, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD is the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.
Investigators have developed a new imaging technique that increases the detection and identification of proteoforms by four-fold when compared to current methods.
A Northwestern Medicine study has identified a molecular mechanism that helps regulate the progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered novel mechanisms underlying transcription elongation, the process of synthesizing RNA from DNA.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered novel mechanisms that regulate cellular stress response, according to findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Bicarbonate ions are required for cell growth in some cancers, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Recent studies have pointed to an expanded role for non-coding RNA, according to a Northwestern Medicine review.
A Northwestern Medicine study published in Nature Immunology has discovered that mitochondria control the activation of a specific protein complex linked to inflammation and the progression of chronic diseases.
A transcription factor associated with androgen receptor activity in prostate cancer has a newly discovered role in controlling lipid biosynthesis.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified critical regulatory processes that govern differentiation in embryonic stem cells.
A well-established cancer cell transcription factor and its newly identified co-factor work together to drive cancer cell proliferation, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Science Advances.
Glucocorticoid steroids improved muscle performance through distinct, sex-specific mechanisms, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a novel mechanism that connects circadian rhythm-controlled cellular metabolism and regeneration with muscle repair after injury.
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 protein UBR7 acts as a histone chaperone and regulates nucleotide metabolism, making UBR7 among the first proteins known to affect both processes.
Mutations in a histone regulator protein are connected to both a rare neurodevelopmental disorder and to some cancers, according to a recent study.