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Novel App Switches You to Healthier Options

With a simple barcode scan, free new mobile app FoodSwitch -- developed by Northwestern University researchers -- will suggest healthier alternatives to the typical fat-, salt- and sugar- laden packaged foods on grocery store shelves. If a...
5-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Spicy soap operas, games slash STD rates in gay young men

A gamified HIV prevention program reduced sexually transmitted infections by 40 percent in America's most at-risk population - men, ages 18-29, who have sex with men.
28-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Climate Change Linked to Potential Population Decline in Bees

A new study from Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden has found that climate change may drive local extinction of mason bees in Arizona and other naturally warm climates.
28-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Writing Away the Body Image Blues

In a new study, Renee Engeln, author of “Beauty Sick” (HarperCollins, 2017), tested the effect of three specific writing exercises on college women’s body satisfaction, along with co-author Natalie G. Stern also of Northwestern.
21-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Northwestern Researchers Achieve Unprecedented Control of Polymer Grids

The first examples of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) were discovered in 2005, but quality has been poor and preparation methods uncontrolled. Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to produce high-quality versions of these...
21-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors

• Chameleons change color by controlling the spacing among nanocrystals on their skin • Northwestern’s nanolaser changes color similarly — by controlling the spacing among metal nanoparticles • By stretching and releasing an elastic...
20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention

A lifestyle intervention could fully normalize these four unhealthy behaviors, which put people at risk of developing heart disease and common cancers, including breast, colon and prostate.
19-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Northwestern Microbiome Project to Launch June 29 for International Space Station

Twenty laboratory mice are poised to play an important role in preparing humans to go to Mars. A Northwestern University-led study of the microbiome in space is one of five science investigations scheduled to launch Friday, June 29, on board the...
14-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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