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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

New professorship honors Mark and Nancy Ratner

Renowned chemistry professor and spouse were celebrated at a special ceremony
11-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Campus Dining Options Coming

In an effort to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus population, Northwestern University and its new food service provider, Compass Group, will introduce several initiatives this fall to be more inclusive in its dining options. All...
11-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Carbon Dioxide Reduces Belly Fat

The first randomized, controlled trial testing carbon dioxide gas injections (carboxytherapy) to reduce belly fat found the new technique eliminates fat around the stomach. However, the changes were modest and did not result in long-term fat...
8-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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