News and Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s basic science academic departments. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
- 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.
Cell and Developmental Biology
A protein helps direct the flow of materials in the Drosophila ovary during the development of egg cells, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Enhancing autophagy in fat could help treat diabetes, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports.
Northwestern Medicine investigators discovered that nuclear surface proteins called nuclear lamin isoforms regulate nuclear pore complexes, shedding light on the role molecular mechanisms play in genetic mutations behind many rare diseases.
Inhibiting a specific protein complex in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may be a promising therapeutic target for treating the disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Karla Satchell, PhD, professor of Microbiology-Immunology, joins John Williams on WGN Radio 720.
"There is great need for new approaches to drug discovery to combat the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic and infections from future coronaviruses," said Karla Satchell, professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Feinberg, who leads an international team of scientists to analyze the important structures of the virus.
Feinberg’s Department of Pharmacology has expanded in size, faculty, and research focus, and is looking ahead to future growth in the field.
Scientists discovered a previously unknown receptor site in a voltage-gated sodium channel, suggesting that a commonly-used cancer drug could be used to target this channel and relieve pain.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have characterized how a genetic mutation associated with pediatric epilepsy affects neuron activity.
Neurons in the hippocampus encode a spatial map of learned knowledge, helping humans and other mammals navigate the world, according to a study published in Nature.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an unexpected connection between a protein implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and the endocannabinoid pathway.
Assessing and addressing the needs of women working in the life sciences may improve work-life integration and innovation, according to a recent survey.