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Northwestern to Advance Our Understanding of the Role of Environment on Genes

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and...
20-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Capture Colliding Organic Nanoparticles on Video for First Time

A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view of “chemistry in motion” will aid Northwestern nanoscientists developing new drug delivery...
16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why These Amish Live Longer and Healthier: An Internal ‘Fountain of Youth’

The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, report Northwestern Medicine...
15-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stem Cells Fail to Alleviate Peripheral Artery Disease

A stem cell therapy did not improve walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease, although exercise did lead to significant improvements, according to a new study. This is the largest trial of this type of therapy in people with...
13-Nov-2017 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Water Baths as Good as Bleach Baths for Treating Eczema

For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern Medicine study found no difference in the effectiveness of a...
15-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Doctors and Patients Make More Decisions Together

In a shift away from the more patriarchal/matriarchal relationship between doctor and patient, patients report an increased partnership with their physicians in making medical decisions, reports a new study. Shared decision-making between patients...
13-Nov-2017 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Leading Expert on Bilingualism to Speak at Northwestern

Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women’s studies at University of California, Riverside and one of the leading experts on bilingualism, has been selected as this year’s Distinguished Lecturer in...
10-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In Korea, President Schapiro Analyzes Future of Higher Education

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro told a global forum in Seoul, South Korea, that the critical skill for students to acquire in higher education in this technological era is “the ability to educate yourself for a lifetime."
7-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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