The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern to partner with AbbVie for cancer research

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

December 6, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern has agreed to a five-year partnership with biopharmaceutical company AbbVie to collaborate on cancer research, the company announced Monday. The North Chicago-based company will provide funding for research at...

Northwestern scientists find region of brain responsible for placebo effect

Emre Turkolmez, Reporter

November 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Northwestern scientists discovered the area of the brain responsible for the placebo effect, the University announced. Feinberg Prof. Apkar Vania Apkarian, who co-led a study on placebos, said the discovery will significantly ...

Northwestern program uses speech therapy to combat dementia

Ryan Wangman, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A new speech therapy program aimed at helping people with dementia regain control of their verbal skills significantly improved patients’ language abilities, according to a Northwestern study. The program, called “The Communication...

Feinberg cardiologist named to National Academy of Medicine

Tori Latham, Features Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

The chief of cardiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine was elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Monday. Dr. Clyde Yancy, who also serves as the vice dean for diversity and inclusion at Feinberg, was chosen because...

Northwestern Medicine scientists find brain pathway to alleviate depression

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

October 4, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a pathway in the brain that could be used to develop new methods for easing depression, a study published Tuesday shows. The discovery could lead to the development of a new...

School of Professional Studies launches coding boot camp

Daria Lenderman, Reporter

September 29, 2016

Filed under Science & Technology

Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies began a coding certificate program this fall to teach current members of the workforce new technology skills. The program’s faculty instructors are working members in the technology...

Faculty, students to discuss supplies costs question for new course evaluation software

Peter Kotecki, Development and Recruitment Editor

May 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

When a group of faculty, students and administrators meet next year to discuss changes to the Course and Teacher Evaluation Council system, they will consider adding a question asking students to report how much they spent on...

Weinberg professor receives $750,000 for dark matter research

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

May 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Weinberg Prof. Kristian Hahn will receive $750,000 in government funds to research how to create dark matter, becoming one of 49 scientists in the United States to receive this funding. Hahn is conducting his research at the...