News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Neuroscience. 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 discovered a master gene that programs ear hair cells’ development, overcoming a major hurdle towards restoring hearing.
Four members of the Northwestern University faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Sara A. Solla, professor of Neuroscience, is among this year’s class of 261 artists, scholars, scientists and leaders in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.
Recent advances from Northwestern investigators have powered a new, deeper understanding of Parkinson’s disease that could pave the way to a disease-modifying treatment.
Northwestern investigators have discovered that dopamine signaling in the dorsomedial striatum promotes the development of compulsive behaviors, according to findings published in Current Biology.
A unique interaction between an excitatory neural receptor and a chloride transporter are critical for development of adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports.
A region of the hippocampus known as the dentate gyrus is one of the few locations in the brain where new neurons are continuously born. The current study sheds new light on some of the mechanisms required for proper development and synaptic integration of the adult-born neurons, according to Anis Contractor, PhD, professor of Neuroscience and senior author of the study.
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.