The Daily Northwestern

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 11, 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 9, 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 29, 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...

Familiar stories speed up coma recovery, Feinberg study finds

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Family members' voices can speed up coma patients' recoveries, a Feinberg School of Medicine-sponsored study has found. Patients who heard family members tell familiar stories four times a day for six weeks recovered conscio...

Feinberg rheumatology prof dies at 62

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

January 23, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty

James L. Schroeder, a rheumatology professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine for 30 years, passed away Dec. 30 at age 62. A memorial service was held Jan. 10 at Christ Church in Winnetka. Schroeder also served as the fo...

Northwestern study finds eczema patients more likely to engage in risky behavior

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A new Northwestern Medicine study found that adults with eczema are more likely to have higher rates of smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and obesity than their counterparts without the skin disease. Those who engage in th...

Feinberg resident develops program to address women’s health in Ethiopia

Amulya Yalamanchili, Reporter

January 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A resident at the Feinberg School of Medicine has started a program partnering Northwestern with an Ethiopian medical school to decrease maternal mortality in the country. Last week, Dr. Gelila Goba, a fourth-year resident...

Northwestern study finds music alleviates pain after pediatric surgery

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

January 9, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Listening to songs or audiobooks 30 minutes after major surgery significantly reduces pain in pediatric patients, a Northwestern Medicine study found, the University announced Thursday. Feinberg School of Medicine Prof. Dr....

Northwestern researchers develop method to spot cancer early

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern scientists created a new tool that can detect cancer in its initial stages. The technology, called the NanoFlare, uses DNA nanoparticles that bind onto tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream. Using a genetic-based...

Eczema found to be connected to greater occurrence of physical injury

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

November 13, 2014

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A recent Northwestern study found a direct link between eczema and a greater risk of accidental injuries. Adult eczema, a skin condition that causes severe itching and dry skin, comes with increased instances of bone fractures...