The Daily Northwestern

Durbin speaks at Feinberg on federal research funding increase

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 6, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) spoke Monday at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine about the importance of medical research in light of increased federal funding to the National Institutes of Health. The NIH received ...

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...

Feinberg study aims to improve student health

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

The Feinberg School of Medicine launched a study this fall to assess the effectiveness of mobile devices in preventing college students from losing healthy behaviors. The study, called NU You, will track students’ habits...

NU pharmaceutical spinoff aims to treat brain disorders

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A Northwestern spinoff company that produces antidepressants was acquired in July by pharmaceutical company Allergan for an initial $560 million. The scientists and researchers behind the company, Naurex, hope to continue their...