The Daily Northwestern

Feinberg professors win awards to research autism, Crohn’s disease

Shane McKeon, Campus Editor

May 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Two Feinberg professors each won competitive awards of $100,000 per year over three years to fund projects that fight autism spectrum disorder and Crohn’s disease. Feinberg Profs. Jeffrey Savas and Arun Sharma each won a Hartwe...

Northwestern researchers discover ‘firework’ in fertilization

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers discovered a “firework” that sparks when a human egg is injected with sperm enzyme and acts as an indicator to the egg’s fertility. The study, published in Scientific Reports, detailed a zinc spark that erupts when an egg is fertilized, with the size of the explosion directly measuring the egg’...

Northwestern Medicine develops new technology to treat allergies, asthma

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine researchers developed a new technology that can be used to disable food allergies and asthma. The new method includes a biodegradable nanoparticle concealing allergens from the immune system by coating...

Northwestern researchers publish first-ever ‘global index’ on coral reefs

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

April 17, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A Northwestern research team published last week the first-ever “global index” outlining the vulnerability of coral reefs to coral bleaching. Coral bleaching occurs when corals respond to unexpected changes in their ec...

Northwestern scientists use 3D printer to create prosthetic ovary

Isabel Schwartz, Reporter

April 8, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A team of Northwestern scientists used a 3D printer to create a prosthetic ovary that restores reproductive function in mice. Researchers in the Woodruff Lab and the Shah Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Lab...

Nine faculty groups to receive grants for digital and online technology

Renzo Downey, Reporter

April 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Nine faculty groups will receive grants for the 2016-17 academic year to incorporate innovative digital and online technology into classrooms and massive open online classrooms (MOOCs). The projects, chosen by a Faculty Distance...

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...