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Diabetes risk higher among LGBQ teens than heterosexual teens, study finds

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.
23-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

High School Students Work with DFA to Design Solutions for Social Problems

At least 20 high school students from Chicago and Evanston will join more than 100 college students from all over the country at Design for America’s annual summit, where they will design solutions for problems in their communities.
23-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Northwestern rocket to launch July 22 to explore ‘star stuff’

A 10-year, NASA-funded project will culminate on Sunday, July 22, with the launch of the “Micro-X” rocket from White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico.
19-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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