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Released: 22-May-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury
Northwestern University

he placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Released: 21-May-2020 4:55 PM EDT
A clue as to why it's so hard to wake up on a cold winter's morning
Northwestern University

Winter may be behind us, but do you remember the challenge of waking up on those cold, dark days? Temperature affects the behavior of nearly all living creatures, but there is still much to be learned about the link between sensory neurons and neurons controlling the sleep-wake cycle.

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Released: 10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Afterglow sheds light on the nature, origin of neutron star collisions
Northwestern University

The final chapter of the historic detection of the powerful merger of two neutron stars in 2017 officially has been written.

Released: 21-Jun-2019 2:45 PM EDT
Northwestern Center Conducts First-Ever Poll About Presidential Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion
Northwestern University

President Barack Obama had the highest rating among modern U.S. presidents for both his overall leadership and rhetoric on diversity and inclusion

Released: 13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Ebola-Fighting Protein Discovered in Human Cells
Northwestern University

Ebola virus (green) infects human cells much more easily when you remove the protective RBBP6 protein (compare left to right). Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study from Northwestern University, Georgia State University, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Gladstone Institutes published today, Dec.

Released: 7-Nov-2018 5:35 PM EST
Midterm Elections Confirm America Is Two Nations
Northwestern University

Political leaders must be alert to these trends ahead of the presidential election cycle in 2020, scholar says

Released: 17-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Unprecedented Look at Electron Brings Us Closer to Understanding the Universe
Northwestern University

In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron’s charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical.

Newswise: Researchers Demonstrate First Example of a Bioresorbable Electronic Medicine
Released: 8-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
Researchers Demonstrate First Example of a Bioresorbable Electronic Medicine
Northwestern University

Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper.

Released: 1-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT
Don’t Treat E-Cigarettes Like Cigarettes
Northwestern University

CHICAGO - “Cigarette” might appear in the term “e-cigarette” but that is as far as their similarities extend, reports a new Northwestern Medicine report published Friday, Sept. 28, in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Assuming e-cigarettes are equal to cigarettes could lead to misguided research and policy initiatives, the paper says.

Newswise: Senior Audi Executive to Lead Northwestern’s Marketing and Communications Efforts
Released: 4-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Senior Audi Executive to Lead Northwestern’s Marketing and Communications Efforts
Northwestern University

Jeri Ward, one of the foremost experts in branding and communications within the automotive industry, has been named Northwestern University’s new Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications, effective Oct. 1, 2018, reporting directly to President Morton Schapiro.

Newswise: Cancer Patients Guaranteed Oncofertility Treatment Coverage Under New Illinois Law
Released: 28-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Cancer Patients Guaranteed Oncofertility Treatment Coverage Under New Illinois Law
Northwestern University

Illinois cancer patients no longer have to choose between costly life-saving treatments and preserving their ability to one day have their own biological children, thanks to a fertility preservation bill signed  Aug. 27 by Gov. Bruce Rauner at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Released: 24-Aug-2018 4:40 PM EDT
Break-Up of Oldest Arctic Ice Is ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’ for Climate Change
Northwestern University

Recent satellite imagery shows some of the Arctic’s oldest ice has been replaced by miles of open water for the first time on record, surprising scientists and ice monitors. A Northwestern University expert describes what these images reveal about climate change.

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