HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New Northwestern center targets brain disorders

combining molecular biology and gene discovery with the pragmatism of engineering in order to solve this problem and others."

The second potential therapy is based on the discovery by Moskal and colleagues of a family of molecules called glyxins that appear to enhance learning and memory. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the glyxins for human phase I trials.

"The glyxins also may have an impact on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, memory loss associated with the early stages of Alzheimer's disease as well as normal aging, damage due to stroke, and neuropathic pain," said Moskal. He has collaborated for years with John Disterhoft, professor of physiology at Feinberg, in evaluating the compounds.

Recently, another long-time collaborator, Jaak Panksepp, an emeritus professor in the psychology department at Bowling Green State University, joined the Falk Center as head of its affective neuroscience research program.

The Falk Center puts state-of-the-art gene chip technology -- the same used to discover the glyxins and the brain tumor therapy -- into the hands of Northwestern faculty and students. This technology, used to identify gene targets for new therapeutics, is more often found in the private sector than in universities.

"Very few universities in the country have direct access to gene chip technology of this caliber," said Roger Kroes, chief of molecular neuro-oncology at Falk and assistant research professor of biomedical engineering. "In the Chicago area, only a handful of programs in academia and the private sector combined have facilities equivalent to the Falk Center's."

Moskal and his staff build their own microarrays from scratch and are continually evolving the technology. Now they can train faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and visiting scholars to build customized gene chips for their own discoveries. Moskal and his staff already have taught a class in advanced mo
'"/>

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University
10-Feb-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Northwesterns Cancer Genetics Program pinpoints gene that increases cancer risk by 26 percent
2. Northwestern receives $5.65 million for reproductive research
3. Northwestern launches major gene banking project
4. A little larceny comes naturally to Northwestern crows
5. Northwestern receives $17 million for functional genomics research
6. Northwestern program aims at revealing genetic causes of spina bifida
7. Northwestern researchers map gene mutation that makes mice deaf and causes them to dance
8. Northwestern scientists shed new light on neurodegenerative diseases
9. Northwestern researchers clone gene responsible for inner ear motor
10. Northwestern team identifies first enzyme in mammalian circadian clock
11. Northwestern Hosts Public Forum On Future Of Biotechnology

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Northwestern center targets brain disorders

(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Infinisource has launched its new NXG series of ... G2 sets a higher standard for collecting attendance and labor ... With plug-and-play installation, touch screen interface and seamless connection to ... time collection solution for the small to mid-size employer. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... DENVER , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday ... industry as Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long ... Acuity forecasts that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, ... a global market of 2.5 billion users with nearly ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014   LaunchKey , the ... the post-password and Internet of Things era, today announced ... The venture round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with ... Venture Partners, VegasTechFund, and others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... systems, is pleased to announce an exciting product from a ... of motion analysis solutions over the past 15 years, with ... industries. Most recently, their 3D IMU system (inertial measurement unit), ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Diagenode, Inc., a leading global ... and complete solutions for epigenetics research, recently launched ... the need for manual processing. The new ChIPettor ... of histones or transcription factors and a semi-automated ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015   GenoSpace , a precision medicine ... to enable the broad use of genomic, imaging and other ... appointment of Michelle Munson , CEO of Aspera, an ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 "We ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... DALLAS and NEW YORK , ... a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, announced ... of common stock, and warrants to purchase up to an ... of $4.00 per share and $.01 per warrant.  The warrants ...
Breaking Biology Technology:3D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3
Cached News: