Where cancer lurks

Where cancer lurks

Vadim Backman, CLP resident member and Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is featured on the Fall 2018  cover of Northwestern magazine. The story explains Backman’s path-breaking work in chromatin regulation to fight resistance in cancer and...
Diabetes drug could prevent deaths from air pollution

Diabetes drug could prevent deaths from air pollution

An inexpensive drug for Type 2 diabetes also decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by air pollution, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The drug, metformin, is already used by more than 100 million people worldwide to treat diabetes. A...
Sniffing out olfaction’s molecular underpinnings

Sniffing out olfaction’s molecular underpinnings

In the days leading up to President Barack Obama’s 2014 visit to Northwestern, neurobiologist Thomas Bozza began to see an influx of four-legged visitors to campus — dogs trained to recognize the chemical signature of explosives. “Humans are increasingly reliant on...