Northwestern scientists receive $3.1 million grant to investigate drug therapies for ALS

Related video Two Northwestern University scientists have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to collaborate and investigate drug therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grant was awarded to P. Hande Ozdinler, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Richard B. Silverman, the Patrick […]

Protein governing platinum-resistant ovarian cancer identified

Related video The extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) protein is an important mechanism behind platinum-resistance in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to a study from a research team at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. The study, which is the first to provide clinical evidence confirming a link between ERK and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-1α), is published […]

Study could improve patients’ abilities to manage symptoms of mental illness

Related video Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing with cognitively effortful states, like focusing attention over long periods of time, discriminating between two things that are difficult to tell apart, and responding quickly to information […]

Identification of genes responsible for sex-related differences in cancer aggressiveness

Related video Cancer does not affect men and women equally, but we know little about the molecular causes underlying this difference. Published in Science Advances, a study by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) involving the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has identified possible regulators that determine differences in tumours between sexes. “We have […]