The Daily Northwestern

LGBT youth bullying tied to lasting mental health problems, Northwestern study finds

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

February 14, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Despite the “It Gets Better” campaign to combat the bullying of LGBT youth, a Northwestern Medicine study found about a third of LGBT adolescents still face discrimination, harassment and assault. The study, led by Feinberg...

Northwestern researchers work on drug to prolong life

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers may have found a method for avoiding, or at least deterring, life’s most inevitable characteristic: aging. Researchers in Japan who developed a new drug to prolong life have partnered with Feinberg...

NU researchers train smartphones to spot falsified activity tracker data

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers have designed a way to teach smartphones to spot fake activity on smartphone and wearable activity trackers. With health care providers and insurance companies looking to digital trackers to monit...

Northwestern scientists take step toward human life on Mars with ‘Martian concrete’

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Material scientists at Northwestern have brought mankind one step closer to living on Mars. Led by Lin Wan (Graduate School ‘15), the team of scientists have discovered a way to make “Martian concrete.” Created with melted sulf...

Startup created at Northwestern partners with ComEd on energy use program

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 6, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A customer engagement startup created at Northwestern has partnered with Commonwealth Edison, the largest electric utility in Illinois, to launch a pilot program for ComEd customers to track and improve their energy consumptio...

Feinberg teaching hospital penalized by Medicare for hospital-acquired conditions

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among 23 Illinois hospitals being penalized by Medicare for high rates of potentially avoidable infections and complications like staph infections, blood clots and bed sores, according to dat...

Feinberg researchers find link between chronic pain, emotion

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine found chronic pain redesigns a region of the brain that controls emotion, but that change can be reversed by drug treatment. The treatment restored the affected region and sub...

Students demand divestment from coal

Isabella Jiao, Reporter

November 22, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Science & Technology, Student Groups

Chanting slogans such as "Not another Harvard, our leadership is smarter,” a group of students led by Fossil Free Northwestern marched through campus to attract the Board of Trustees’ attention, demanding the University withdraw...