News & Announcements
Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology.
A one-of-a-kind drug created to treat a single patient passed a crucial test at Northwestern, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Northwestern scientists have developed a battery-free, wireless device for studying brain function using a combination of light and drugs, publishing their design in PNAS.
A study published in the Journal of Cell Biology showed that mitochondrial stress in neurons can cause an enzyme imbalance that contributes to neuronal dysfunction and death.
Faculty, staff, students and trainees gathered for the ninth annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, a one-day event highlighting the present and future of treating ALS.
Northwestern has formed the Center for Translational Pain Research, which aims to advance basic and clinical science in the hopes of developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain.
A new $10 million gift from Northwestern University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will support a center now known as the Simpson Querrey Center for Neurogenetics.
Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, has received a New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Investigator Award to study the origins of ALS and pediatric epilepsy.
A cancer drug that washed out of clinical trials more than 15 years ago may be the key to slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
High levels of folate, a B vitamin, can force glial nerve cells to transform back into undifferentiated stem cells, according to a new study published in the journal Stem Cells.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new strategy to treat Parkinson’s disease by mitigating the effects of harmful genetic mutations, according to a recent study.
Joel Voss, PhD, and John Disterhoft, PhD, have received a $6.3 million grant from the NIH as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
A new paper published in eLife by Thorsten Kahnt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, suggests that sleep deprivation makes our brain more susceptible to enticing food smells and cravings for more calorie-dense, high-fat foods. Read more here.
The first-of-its-kind Healey ALS Platform Trial aimed at advancing and accelerating ALS drug therapy development will begin enrolling at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine in 2020. The HEALEY ALS Platform Trial will include several promising biomarkers and novel outcome measures and will be an engine to develop exciting novel tools to revolutionize how therapies are developed. Learn more about the initiative here.
A recent investigation published in Nature Communications revealed how damage to a neural circuit can cause amnesia.
Boosting the activity of newly-created neurons mimicked the effect of antidepressant medication in mouse models, according to a recent study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have pinpointed the location of dysfunctional brain networks that lead loss of language in primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia.
A new study identified two new functions of a neural regulatory protein, with possible clinical implications down the line.
Two Northwestern University scientists have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to collaborate and investigate drug therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
- 08.28.2019From the earliest changes in brain chemistry to novel approaches for clinical care, Northwestern scientists investigate a model spectrum of this devastating disease. Read full article here.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a protein that helps reprogram HER2-positive breast cancer cells to survive in the brain, according to a recent study.
A new study measured changes in neural pathways after a stroke, finding that many patients’ nervous systems appear to shift activity to undamaged motor pathways from the brain and the brainstem.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have rescued movement in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease by restoring the intrinsic discharge of nerve cells within the subthalamic nucleus.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified the mechanism that transports important neuroreceptors from sites outside to within the synapse, publishing their findings in Cell Reports.
Two Northwestern Medicine investigators were among five Northwestern University faculty recently awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that the protein FMRP — the loss of which leads to Fragile X syndrome — is a novel reader of RNA methylation.
Gentle sound stimulation played during deep sleep enhanced deep or slow-wave sleep for people with mild cognitive impairment, who are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
A new study published in Developmental Cell discovered a link between a previously unknown mitochondrial process and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 2, a genetic neuropathy.
Radhika Rawat, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, discusses how she plays an active role in the medical school and maintains balance outside of her MD/PhD studies.
Northwestern scientists have discovered how certain genetic mutations can weaken protein “quality control,” identifying a pathway that may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
- 05.23.2019Click here for the NBC5 video detailing our own Dr. Slutzky's work with stroke survivors.