The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern Medicine opens new Huntington’s disease center

Madeline Fox, Assistant Campus Editor

April 3, 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 20, 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 ...

Northwestern study shows minerals in beaver teeth could provide insight on tooth decay

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Campus

Beavers have a pigmented enamel containing iron built into the chemical structure of their teeth that could provide insight into understanding human tooth decay, according to a new Northwestern study. McCormick Prof. Derk...

Feinberg professor pens book on scientist-activist tension

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

February 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty

A Northwestern professor has authored a book about scientists' findings that have been protested by activists who found them politically objectionable, the University announced Wednesday. Alice Dreger, a bioethics professor...

Feinberg professors receive grant to alleviate amputee pain

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

February 10, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Two Feinberg School of Medicine professors will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to further research on a procedure that diminishes pain in amputees and helps them better control their prostheses. Northwestern...

Northwestern Medicine finds ‘SuperAgers’ have differently structured brains

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine has discovered through new research that "SuperAgers," those aged 80 and older whose memories are as clear and sharp as those of healthy younger people, have distinctly different looking brains than other older...

Northwestern study: Connections through online communities aid dieters’ weight loss goals

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

January 30, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Dieters who make more connections in online weight-loss communities lose more weight, according to a Northwestern study published Wednesday. The study, published in the Royal Society journal Interface, is the first to consider...