The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern Medicine scientists find brain pathway to alleviate depression

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

October 4, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a pathway in the brain that could be used to develop new methods for easing depression, a study published Tuesday shows. The discovery could lead to the development of a new...

Faculty committee to assist in search for new provost

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 5, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

University president Morton Schapiro will solicit help from a Faculty Screening Group in hiring a new provost, he said in an email last week. The news came after current provost Dan Linzer announced his departure at the end...

Feinberg professors win awards to research autism, Crohn’s disease

Shane McKeon, Campus Editor

May 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Two Feinberg professors each won competitive awards of $100,000 per year over three years to fund projects that fight autism spectrum disorder and Crohn’s disease. Feinberg Profs. Jeffrey Savas and Arun Sharma each won a Hartwe...

Northwestern adds health care, business MOOCs

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

March 26, 2015

Filed under Campus

Northwestern is adding health care and business classes to its offerings of massive open online courses this spring. The classes, which will be taught by professors from the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Kellogg School...

Northwestern Medicine discovers new memory improvement method

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

September 24, 2014

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers discovered that using electrical current to stimulate the brain can improve memory, according to a study published last month. This research could be used to treat conditions such as strokes, Alzheimer’s...

Pre-med students rush to take MCAT before major exam changes

Jeanne Kuang, Campus Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern pre-medical students are rushing to take the MCAT before the new version of the test, which will be longer and include more subjects, is administered in April. The exam used for admission to medical school will...

Northwestern Medicine develops blood test for depression

Christine Farolan, Copy Chief

September 24, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Scientists at Northwestern Medicine are developing the first blood test to diagnose depression in adults. The test measures the levels of nine biological markers in a patient to identify how well he or she responds to treatment....