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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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NU researchers discover aging is driven by unbalanced genes

February 2, 2023

Scientists have long pondered why people age. That is, until last December, when Northwestern researchers published a study describing how gene length correlates to aging, opening the door to new interventions...

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NU Information Technology tackles high volumes of phishing emails

February 2, 2023

Prof. Sara Broaders probably did not recruit you for a position as a student assistant in the Northwestern Department of Psychology. That was likely a phishing email.  On Jan. 17, Undergraduate Program...

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Pregnant smokers reduce smoking subconsciously, according to NU study

January 30, 2023

Pregnant smokers reduced their smoking by an average of one cigarette per day before knowing they were pregnant, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in October. The study is the first...

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NU research could help predict peoples’ future dental health

January 26, 2023

Dental caries, or tooth decay, is the most widespread noncommunicable disease worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than $45 billion is lost in productivity in...

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Students, faculty reflect on data science major after Fall Quarter launch

January 26, 2023

Students are now able to seize the data with Northwestern’s new data science major, which began in Fall 2022. The University first approved the major in Spring 2021, followed by over a year of hiring...

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