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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
A rare genetic mutation found in patients with Alzheimer’s may provide further insight into the pathologic mechanisms that cause the disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel cell lineage tracing method that can better determine the origin of mammalian neuron populations from progenitor cells.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that a specific protein known for its role in cell division also impacts the direction of intracellular transport in neurons.
A protein gives motile cilia part of their structure, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A team of investigators have uncovered the cellular mechanisms of a specialized group of white blood cells that help promote the development of inflammatory diseases, according to recent findings.
A new study has found cells with high numbers of centrioles more quickly migrated through layers of tissue, a process known as radial intercalation, which may provide new insights into the development of many cancers.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have uncovered new details about cell-cell adhesion, identifying previously unknown subpopulations of molecules that connect cells to their neighbors.
Northwestern scientists joined a multi-disciplinary effort to help identify mutations in woolly mammoth DNA that may have led to their extinction.
Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered a clever evolutionary quirk in multi-ciliated cells, which help drive fluid flow in a variety of body systems.
A cytoskeletal protein called vimentin helps prevent the nuclei of cells that must navigate through tight spaces in the body from rupturing, according to a recent study.
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, new chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, aims to bring together scientists investigating the myriad of human cell types and using those findings to treat illness throughout the body.
The overexpression of mitochondrial superoxide dismutase, commonly found in late-stage tumors, may drive cancer stem cell formation and contribute to the failure of chemotherapy treatment in breast cancer patients.