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'A Starry Night' Is a Family Affair

This weekend, Northwestern alumni will produce “A Starry Night,” the School of Communication’s star-studded variety show and reunion.
19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Top-Down Approach Gets to the Bottom of Cancer

• When RAS genes mutate, they generate proteins that cause cells to proliferate uncontrollably • Researchers use ‘top-down proteomics’ to characterize intact proteins isolated from colorectal cancer cell lines and tumors • By...
17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Night Owls Have Higher Risk of Dying Sooner

“Night owls” — people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning — have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with...
13-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Screenings Miss Half of Diabetic, Prediabetic Patients

Screening patients for diabetes based solely on their age and weight – a recommendation from a leading medical expert group – could miss more than half of high-risk patients, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study of a nationwide sample....
13-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Nemmers Prize Recipients Announced

Northwestern University today (April 13) announced the winners of the 2018 Nemmers Prizes in four disciplines -- earth sciences, economics, mathematics and music composition -- recognizing top scholars for their outstanding achievements, their...
13-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Fake News’ Audience Among the Heaviest Internet Users, Study Finds

Findings suggest real news is failing as a corrective to false information perpetuated by fake news
12-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Fellowship Program Promotes Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

Five students have been selected for the Little Joe Ventures Fellowship Program in Entrepreneurship, a new initiative at Northwestern University that supports entrepreneurial innovation at the undergraduate level. Made possible by a gift from...
11-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When Kids’ Autistic Brains Can’t Calm Down

One third of children who have autism spectrum disorder also have epilepsy. It’s related to a major autism risk gene, which is mutated in patients with autism. But scientists didn’t now why the mutation, catnap2, caused seizures.Now Northwestern...
6-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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