The Daily Northwestern

Feinberg researchers discover potential cancer cell-killing method

Lok Sze Leung, Reporter

April 6, 2014

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A group of Feinberg School of Medicine professors recently moved forward on experimentation regarding a potential method to kill cancer cells. The research opens doors for future cancer cell-specific treatments, as opposed to...

McCormick adds graduate robotics program

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 28, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will offer a new graduate program in robotics next fall. The Master of Science in Robotics will be a full-time, one-year program for students interested in robotics and...

Feinberg study finds link between sedentary lifestyle, disability rates

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

A group of Northwestern researchers published a study last week detailing a strong link between sedentary adults and their risk of being disabled late in life. Controlling for participants' activity levels, the Northwestern...

Feinberg study reveals brains adapt memories over time

Christine Farolan, Reporter

February 11, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Humans' brains are constantly modifying their memories of the past, making the memories less accurate but better for decision-making in the future, according to new Northwestern Medicine study.  Donna Jo Bridge, lead author of the...

School of Communication to offer new master’s in health communication

Christine Farolan, Reporter

February 5, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus

Starting Fall Quarter, Northwestern’s School of Communication will offer a professional-level master of science degree in health communication. This innovative program combines the science of health care and the communicati...

New study finds computers are hurting patients’ relationship with their doctors

Mark Ficken, Reporter

February 3, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Doctors spend a third of their time looking at a computer screen during normal one-on-one consultations, according to a Northwestern professor's  study. “We were really interested in how patients and providers interact...

Letter to the Editor: Student-athletes or athlete-employees?

Norman C. Wang, McCormick '94, Feinberg '98

January 30, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, As an alumnus of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Feinberg School of Medicine, following Northwestern University athletics is a way to feel connected to the university. It serves as a...