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Northwestern researchers find system in ear provides clues about hearing conditions

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 19, 2015

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 ...

Feinberg professors receive grant to alleviate amputee pain

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

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

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 finds eczema patients more likely to engage in risky behavior

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 15, 2015

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...

Eczema found to be connected to greater occurrence of physical injury

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

November 13, 2014

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...