The Daily Northwestern

McCormick professors receive research grant to create affordable HIV medicines

Daniel Schlessinger

November 12, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Two McCormick researchers won a grant to produce cheaper HIV drugs, hoping to provide care to families in developing countries where lifesaving medications are often costly and therefore inaccessible. Profs. Linda Broadbelt and Keith Tyo re...

NU IGEM team presents engineered cell at world competition

Stephanie Haines

November 6, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek, Science & Technology

Six Northwestern students participated in an international biological engineering competition last weekend after earning top awards at the regional level in October. The NU team competed in iGem, the Internationally Genetically ...

New Feinberg center will focus on racial disparities, preventative care

Ben Breuner

November 5, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine has received a three-year, $4.3 million federal grant to address healthcare disparities in preventative medicine. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offered the grant to ...

Researchers find link between fat cells and ovarian cancer

Daniel Schlessinger

November 2, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Research conducted in part by Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine explained one more clue about the spread of ovarian cancer, the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. The authors of the study, published...

Larger food portions a symbol of power, Northwestern researchers find

Brian Lasman

October 31, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

A group of Northwestern University researchers found evidence of a correlation between food portion sizes and social status. The study, published online in October in advance of a print issue of the Journal of Consumer Rese...

Searle, Rogers House receive LEED certification

Chelsea Corbin

October 26, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Searle Hall and Rogers House recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications as a result of renovations completed last fall. Facilities Management declared a commitment to achieve LEED standards on al...

Evanston officials, NU alum discuss feasibility of ‘Contagion’ in real life

Marshall Cohen

October 22, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Local, Science & Technology

Award-winning author and journalist Maryn McKenna warned Sunday the United States is not nearly as prepared for a global pandemic as it appears to be in the recent film "Contagion." About 25 people attended the discussion panel Sunday night in Harris Hall, 1...

Extreme weather causes power outages, warnings for Chicagoland

Chris Meyer

October 18, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Science & Technology, State

Severe weather conditions swept through Evanston on Wednesday, causing power outages and prompting University officials to cancel outdoor athletic events and alter shuttle schedules. "Members of the Northwestern University community...

Northwestern researchers create nanomaterials that mimic structure of natural materials

Brian Lasman

October 17, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

A team of Northwestern scientists recently made considerable improvements in designing nanomaterials that can be used in various areas of research due to their unique physical properties. Nanotechnologists under Prof. Chad M...

NU researchers curb effects of peanut allergies in mice

Madelinn Thurman

October 12, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

New findings by Northwestern researchers may eventually provide relief to the more than three million Americans who suffer from a peanut allergy after a study at the Feinberg School of Medicine successfully induced a peanut to...

Northwestern research stays strong in face of federal funding decrease

Safiya Merchant

October 10, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

In a year that saw several Northwestern research breakthroughs, the University announced Monday it used only $511.7 million in project funding, an 8 percent decrease from the previous year's funding pool. While funds for Weinb...

NU prof finds that modern humans can survive as cavemen

Paulina Firozi

October 8, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Anthropology chair and Weinberg prof. William Leonard was featured on a Discovery Channel show considering whether modern-day humans could adapt to a Paleolithic diet and lifestyle. "I, Caveman," which aired Oct. 2, followed 1...