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3-D Structure of COMPASS Protein Complex Revealed

The three-dimensional atomic structure of the COMPASS protein complex has been detailed for the first time, according to a study published in the journal Cell. These findings will provide a platform for designing future cancer therapies, as the epigenetic regulator...

Chicago researchers develop new bandage that accelerates healing

Chicago researchers develop new bandage that accelerates healing

Original story published by Fox 32 on August 16 by Sylvia Perez Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a revolutionary new bandage. They say it can dramatically accelerate the healing time for wounds and they're hoping one day it'll be a must-have item...

Erik Andersen receives prestigious NSF honor for young faculty

Erik Andersen receives prestigious NSF honor for young faculty

Northwestern University’s Erik C. Andersen has received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the foundation’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members. Andersen will receive $500,000 over five...

Cheek swab may help diagnose precancers, early malignancies

Cheek swab may help diagnose precancers, early malignancies

Original article published on July 11, 2018 in Helio, HemOncToday by Rob Volansky Promising results for a simple cheek swab test to detect precancerous lesions in lung cancer may signify an era of affordable first-line diagnostic procedures, according to researchers...

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine

Cell-free glycoprotein synthesis provides cheaper, more rapid way to make medicines EVANSTON, Ill. — Engineering cellular biology -- minus the actual cell -- is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It’s known as cell-free protein...

New Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering Launches

New Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering Launches

Northwestern’s newest center has officially launched with a bold mission and interdisciplinary mindset. The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) aims to create an ecosystem that enables researchers and clinicians to regenerate tissues and organs for...

C. elegans: An Elegant Model System for Determining Drug Responses

C. elegans: An Elegant Model System for Determining Drug Responses

Parasitic nematodes, known commonly as roundworms, infect one-third of the world’s human population and are a threat to livestock and pets.  There are only three general classes of anti-nematode (anthelmintic) drugs available to treat these parasites, and resistance...

Fighting cancer with a famous poison

Fighting cancer with a famous poison

Tumors love chemist Tom O’Halloran’s nano-sized creations, until they get a dose of arsenic “Some of the most potent cancer drugs ever made include metals and other inorganic compounds.” Chemist Tom O’Halloran is a world-renowned expert on inorganic compounds —...