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New center to facilitate collaborations for research on water

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 31, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Although water covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the scarcity of fresh water has led researchers to focus on developing efficient ways of using this limited natural resource. On Monday, the University publicly...

Northwestern launches first university-wide LGBT research institute in the nation

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

March 4, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern launched the first university-wide institute in the nation to focus entirely on LGBT health Monday, the Feinberg School of Medicine announced. The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing draws researche...

Northwestern study finds link between low vitamin D levels, aggressive prostate cancer

Madeline Fox, Campus editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A study from researchers at Northwestern Medicine found a significant link between aggressive cases of prostate cancer and low levels of vitamin D. Prostate cancer — one of the most common types of cancer among men, according...

Out-of-state visitors to Colorado increasingly going to emergency room due to marijuana use, Northwestern study finds

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 28, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Marijuana-consuming visitors to Colorado are increasingly ending up in the emergency room, a new Feinberg School of Medicine study found. Colorado has allowed sale of marijuana to individuals age 21 and older in retail di...

Cultural influences affect infants early on, Northwestern study finds

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Cultural influences take effect at an early age, causing young infants to respond differently to objects and events, according to a recent Northwestern study. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology and led by psych...

Northwestern student startup AMPY responds to criticism of its charging device product

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

February 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A battery charger created by Northwestern graduate students billed as a device that produces electricity through physical activity is generating a different sort of buzz. The AMPY MOVE charger, created by startup AMPY, has...

Brains increasingly matter more than beauty in a partner, Northwestern psychologist finds

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Men increasingly prefer brains to beauty in long-term romantic partners, according to a recent study co-led by a Northwestern professor. Psychologists from NU and the University of Innsbruck in Austria found men today valued...

Northwestern researchers use novel methods to study ancient artifacts

Matthew Choi, Assistant Campus Editor

February 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A team of Northwestern researchers led by McCormick Prof. Marc Walton used innovative techniques to study Roman-Egyptian artifacts, revealing the evolution of different painting techniques in the Byzantine world. Using novel...