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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology.
Hypertension that leads to vascular dementia in older adults begins to impact the brain by middle age, according to a new study, the first to show the process beginning so early.
Priscilla Ambrosi, a student in Northwestern University’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program, investigates midbrain dopamine circuits and how they control the automation of motor programs.
Touch-sensitive neurons responded to many types of touch and to varying degrees – in a much messier and jumbled manner than previous predicted, according to a recent study.
Children born to women with epilepsy who took anti-seizure medications during pregnancy versus children born to women without epilepsy did not differ in terms of cognitive outcomes and overall neurodevelopment, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology.
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.
In a new study, Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab researchers have discovered that, in an attempt to adapt to this impairment, muscles actually lose sarcomeres — their smallest, most basic building blocks.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an unexpected connection between a protein implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and the endocannabinoid pathway.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found the hippocampus also plays a role in short-term memory and helps guide decision-making.
A drug currently used to prevent organ rejection in transplants could also reduce chemotherapy resistance in glioblastoma, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Patients with ischemic strokes due to large or small vessel disease should undergo long-term monitoring for atrial fibrillation, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA.
Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, has received a Research Program Award grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Prolonged contact between the mitochondria and the lysosome causes aberrant distribution of mitochondria, contributing to neuronal dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Imbalanced activation of cells and previously unknown neural connections may be responsible for some motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and similar neurodegenerative conditions, according to two recent studies.
More than 350 participants attended the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease’s virtual PPA Conference, which featured keynote speakers and group support sessions focused on Primary Progressive Aphasia.
Prolonging a cellular defense response to inflammation could help regenerate the protective coating of axons that is degraded in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to a recent study.
Northwestern’s investment in next-generation sequencing is leading to unprecedented avenues of discovery.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a conformational “switch” that determines the function of the SNARE protein Ykt6, with implications for synucleinopathies, according to a recent study.
Northwestern and Lurie Children’s Hospital investigators have been approved for a $4 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
An experimental spherical nucleic acid drug developed by Northwestern scientists was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and trigger the death of glioblastoma cells.
Northwestern Medicine scientists discovered mutations in a scaffolding protein contributes to dystonia, an incurable movement disorder.
Blocking the arginine methylation pathway, which helps brain tumor cells proliferate by promoting cell division, could improve cancer therapies, according to a recent study.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have characterized how a genetic mutation associated with pediatric epilepsy affects neuron activity.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered a neural circuit that drives fear-induced suppression of feeding, according to a study published in Neuron.
For the first time, Northwestern Medicine scientists have uncovered the complex logic that determines how cochlear cells are connected to the brain during neurodevelopment, according to a recent study.
An experimental drug called ezogabine reduced spinal neuron excitability in patients with ALS, according to a recent study.
Homer1, a protein that’s important for neural plasticity and learning, is part of a large network of proteins in the brain that help ensure new connections are wired correctly, according to a new study.
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.