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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology.
The strength of neuron-to-neuron connections does not govern the spread of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, according to a recent study.
Second-year medical students Jeff Clark, Nathan Shlobin, and Steven Hoffman are the co-authors of a first of its kind study, which found that more than 80 percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 experienced neurological manifestations.
Mutations in PCM1, a gene involved in the formation of cilia, were linked with schizophrenia in a variety of animal models and in human genome analysis, according to a recent study.
Northwestern scientists have determined how two protein mutations responsible for the impaired motor function in Parkinson’s disease independently disrupt neuron activity.
Feinberg investigators are breaking down the mechanisms of aging and designing solutions to extend healthy living.
The 10th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS — the first held virtually — featured scientific presentations, updates on innovative clinical trials and a question-and-answer session for patients and caretakers.
A cell-surface protein is essential for proper microcircuit function in the brain, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Astrocytes may play a protective role in Parkinson’s disease, slowing alpha-synuclein accumulation in neurons, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
A new study provides a missing link between inflammation and protein deposits that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study may improve the understanding of mitochondrial dysfunction and its impact on the development of neurological diseases.
A novel deep brain stimulation device significantly improved quality of life for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease while also reducing common physical side effects from medication, according to findings published in The Lancet Neurology.
A Northwestern Medicine scientist and collaborators have used an AI-enhanced precision medicine approach to combine multiple views of human brain development as they seek to provide a roadmap for what causes subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.
Inter-organelle contacts drive calcium transfer from lysosomes to mitochondria, findings that lay out a possible therapeutic blueprint for neurological disorders.
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.
Neurons in the olfactory cortex coordinate to boost the sense of smell when anticipating an odor, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
African Americans who were exposed to segregation in their neighborhoods during young adulthood are more likely to have poor cognitive performance as early as midlife.
An elevated presence of specialized immune cells were found in patients prior to developing motor symptoms and receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, which may help improve early detection.
Both the hippocampus and the orbitofrontal cortex are involved in inference-based behavior, according to a new study.
Small projections of dendritic spines known as spinules are unexpectedly dynamic, while a stable subgroup may form multi-synaptic spine connections, according to the first detailed study of their behavior.
Scientists from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Belgrade have pinpointed the electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron disease, unlocking the door to potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.
A Northwestern Medicine study has identified looped neural connections between the cortex and thalamus, providing a new understanding of connectivity between the two brain regions.
Neural signaling that encodes certain memories as negative could impact anxiety and substance misuse disorders, according to a recent study.
Higher cumulative blood pressure among African-American patients is a major contributor to their higher risk of dementia, according to a new study.
Sky Dominguez, a second-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, is currently studying the biological mechanisms underlying a sex difference in Alzheimer’s disease, as approximately two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
A newly developed high-resolution brain mapping technology exceeds the lifespans of current platforms and may enhance how brain function is measured and how efficiently neurological diseases are diagnosed and treated.
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that eye movements are tightly linked to learning and retrieval, according to new findings.
Nanoparticles traveled to different organs in the body depending on the type of protein coating applied, according to a recent study.
The elevated expression of a gene called LY6K was correlated with increased cancer cell growth and resistance to radiation therapy in glioblastoma, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
A new study discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which dopamine drives mitochondrial energy production.
A new study reveals that dopamine regulates movement-promoting brain circuits more dynamically than previously envisaged.