The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern researchers develop milestone Parkinson’s treatment

Ally Mutnick, Assistant Campus Editor

February 12, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern researchers are continuing tests on their breakthrough development in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that affects movement and coordination. Toward the end of last year, chemistry...

Northwestern researchers develop method for predicting brain tumor growth, enhancing therapy

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

February 3, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern researchers have developed a method to predict brain tumor growth, allowing for a quicker way to determine how well therapy is working, according to a University news release published in January. Researchers carried...

Standard hospital readmission practices flawed, says new Northwestern research

Daniel Schlessinger, Reporter

January 29, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A common standard used to measure the quality of hospitalization care may not be effective, according to new research from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. In a January article published in the Journal of the American ...

Graduate School promotes diversity in new strategic plan

Junnie Kwon, Reporter

January 22, 2013

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus

Northwestern’s Graduate School launched its five-year strategic plan this month, with a focus on improving the student experience for graduate students. The plan, “Diversify, Serve, and Engage: Northwestern’s Blueprint...

Northwestern researcher finds inactivity to be more important factor than body fat content in childhood obesity

Ally Mutnick, Assistant Campus Editor

January 16, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A new study led by a Northwestern researcher shows inactivity may not affect a child’s amount of body fat, but lack of exercise can increase it greatly. The lead author of the study is Soyang Kwon, an NU research assistant...

Northwestern faculty medical foundation grows its practice

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

The Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, a physicians group affiliated with Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, recently expanded its practice by acquiring one of the biggest independent medical practices in the...

Northwestern Medicine study finds obesity in pregnant women linked to lower vitamin D levels in babies

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

January 7, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A study carried out by Northwestern Medicine has found that women who are obese throughout their pregnancies may risk providing insufficient vitamin D levels to their babies. The study, which was published Jan. 4 in the Journal...

Fundraising passes $55 million for new athletic complex

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 2, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus

Northwestern is already more than a quarter of the way to its $220 million fundraising goal for a new lakeside athletic complex on North Campus, the University announced Sunday. University President Morton Schapiro and Jim...

Northwestern study: Even active women sit for nine hours a day

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Women who maintain an active lifestyle are still spending too much of their time sitting, according to new findings by Northwestern researchers. An NU study monitored the activity levels of 91 women between the ages of 40 and...

Northwestern leads nation in commercial research revenue

Daniel Schlessinger, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern earned the most revenue from commercialized academic research in the nation last year. Out of 157 universities that collectively earned about $1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2011, NU accounted for the largest...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital reaches kidney-transplant landmark

Daniel Schlessinger, Reporter

October 29, 2012

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital reached an important milestone last week when its surgeons completed their 100th kidney paired donation transplant. The surgery is a method of matching donor/recipient pairs that decreases the...

Experts discuss strategies to curb high-risk drinking

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 25, 2012

Filed under Campus

Health experts spoke about efforts among colleges to reduce high-risk drinking at an on-campus alcohol intervention conference Tuesday and Wednesday. The two-day conference, called the "Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce...