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Feinberg profs develop apps to improve mental health

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor

January 26, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine have designed phone apps that aim to help users reduce depression and anxiety by interacting with the apps only a few times a day. Kathryn Noth Tomasino, who co-authored a stu...

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 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’...

Weinberg senior receives fellowship

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor

April 25, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

Weinberg senior Diana Chang received a fellowship to study literature and culture for one year in China at Peking University. Chang will be enrolled in the Master of Chinese Studies program at the Yenching Academy of Pekin...

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...

Mother sues Northwestern Memorial Hospital over son’s death

Madeline Fox, Reporter

March 29, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A Chicago woman is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, alleging negligence leading to the death of her son in 2014. Mara Berger, independent administrator of her son Adam Berger’...

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...