The Daily Northwestern

NU researchers train smartphones to spot falsified activity tracker data

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers have designed a way to teach smartphones to spot fake activity on smartphone and wearable activity trackers. With health care providers and insurance companies looking to digital trackers to monit...

Durbin speaks at Feinberg on federal research funding increase

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 6, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) spoke Monday at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine about the importance of medical research in light of increased federal funding to the National Institutes of Health. The NIH received ...

Northwestern receives $17.5 million research grant for HIV prevention program

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

August 5, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use over the next five years for the development of an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals...

Evanston high school students lead after-school program on media, health

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

A new after-school program about the media’s influence on health concluded Feb. 26 with a session spent making a video that highlighted what Evanston elementary school students learned about nutrition and fitness. Two Evanston...

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...