The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern study may help early detection of cancer risk

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 3, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

A finding from Northwestern Medicine might help doctors predict cancer development several years before diagnosis. In a collaboration with Harvard University, Feinberg School of Medicine researchers examined the length of blood...

Northwestern establishes $200,000 medical science award

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

April 20, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern has created a $200,000 prize for medical science that will be awarded starting in 2016. The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science will recognize physician-scientists whose research has a lasting impact....

Northwestern receives $10.5 million gift for Feinberg, SESP

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Two Northwestern alumni have donated millions to the Feinberg School of Medicine to bolster merit-based scholarships. The majority of the $10.5 million gift from Muneer Satter (Weinberg ‘83) and Kristen Hertel (SESP ‘86)...

Childhood cancer survivors experience chronic health problems, Feinberg study finds

Rebecca Savransky, Design Editor

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A majority of children who have survived childhood cancer for five or more years following their diagnosis live with chronic health problems related to their treatment, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published last...

Northwestern Medicine opens new Huntington’s disease center

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine has opened a multidisciplinary center for comprehensive treatment of Huntington’s disease. The center's focus will be patient care and research, Northwestern's hospital system and the Feinberg School...

Northwestern tuition increases by 3.8 percent

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

March 31, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus

The total cost of attending Northwestern next year will be nearly $64,000, the University announced Tuesday morning. The 2015-2016 undergraduate tuition and room and board rates will each increase by 3.8 percent to $48,624...

Feinberg receives $92 million gift

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under Alumni, Campus

Louis A. Simpson (Weinberg '58) and Kimberly K. Querrey have made a $92 million gift to Northwestern in support of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s biomedical research programs, the University announced Thursday. Simpson,...

Northwestern restores Mexico public health study abroad program

Jee Young Lee, Reporter

February 22, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is reviving its Public Health in Mexico study abroad program this summer through an education initiative under the Obama administration, the University announced earlier this month. The program, which is accepting...

Northwestern researchers find system in ear provides clues about hearing conditions

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 19, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

New research from scientists at Northwestern Medicine has discovered a connection from the cochlea to the brain that serves as a “secret bodyguard” from loud noise that can cause damage and hearing loss in the ear, the ...