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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are using a variety of innovative techniques to uncover the epigenetics of breast cancer, as seen in three recent studies.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the activation mechanism of a calcium channel, providing new insights for future drug development targeting this calcium signaling pathway.
Novel research is changing the way we approach healthcare for mothers and their babies. Read the feature in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
Priscilla Yeung, a sixth-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) studies calcium signaling in the laboratory of Murali Prakriya, PhD, professor of Pharmacology.
Novel research is changing the way we approach healthcare for mothers and their babies.
A Northwestern Medicine study has expanded the understanding of nicotine’s influences on the brain’s reward pathway, with implications for the development of anti-addiction therapies.
A team of scientists has discovered that in children with a severe form of epilepsy thought to be caused by a spontaneous mutation, about 10 percent of parents actually carry the same variant in a small proportion of their own cells.
Blocking a specific protein may reduce pain and reverse nerve degeneration caused by painful diabetic neuropathy, according to a recent study.
A Q&A with Alfred George, Jr., MD, chair of Pharmacology, director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and the Magerstadt Professor of Pharmacology.
A team of scientists has developed a new technique that allows investigators to better study the effects of nicotine on brain cells.
- 03.15.2018Q&A with Brittany Hopkins, a fourth-year student in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) program, studying in laboratory of Richard J. Miller, PhD, the Alfred Newton Richards Professor of Pharmacology.
Investigators found two genes that modulate the severity of Long QT Syndrome, an inherited cardiac disorder that can cause heart arrhythmias and sudden death.
A new Northwestern Medicine study detailed a technique that could help scientists find the cause of cancer or autism-spectrum disease stemming from faulty protein disposal.
Northwestern Medicine investigators are on a mission to bring precision medicine to African-Americans.
Northwestern Medicine scientists are diving deep into the structure and function of ion channels to inform new therapies.
A new study explains how mutations in a sodium channel can lead to a disorder causing insensitivity to pain.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have mapped the complete structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel, proteins in the membrane of cells that play an important role in many diseases.
A Northwestern Medicine study has established a new safety index for a common group of chemotherapy drugs, by using a stem cell model to screen such therapies for cardiotoxicity.
Northwestern Medicine scientists identified the process by which a calcium channel called the CRAC channel opens and closes, and how mutations in the channel structures that control its opening cause disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified the unique targets of two enzymes that activate ubiquitination, a key modification of proteins that controls a variety of cellular processes.
Former and current colleagues, students and friends gathered to celebrated the career of Paula Stern, PhD, an authority on bone and mineral health research, and a respected leader and educator.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated an alternate method of signaling used by proteins called group I metabotropic glutamate receptors, a finding that could be used to develop novel drug treatments for many neurological disorders.
A new study shows potential mechanisms leading to the activation of a mutated gene in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists co-authored a study that identified a blood cell not normally found in the healthy brain that can invade brain tissue after status epilepticus, a type of seizure, and contributes to inflammation.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $7.5 million grant to study how genetic information from African American patients can predict their responses to medications.
New Northwestern Medicine research has shown that reprogrammed stem cells can be used to identify patients with cancer who are likely to experience a dangerous side effect of a common chemotherapy drug.
In a new study, patients treated with one-fourth of the dose of beta-blockers tested in large clinical trials had a 20 to 25 percent increase in survival, indicating that dosing likely needs to be personalized for patients to get the best benefit.
A trail of messenger molecules left behind by general immune system cells called neutrophils helps virus-specific T-cells reach tissues infected by influenza, reports a new study published in Science.