2008 Summer Quarter Research News and Honors
Study Shows How Daughter Is Different From Mother
A research team has discovered a new mechanism for cell fate determination -- how one cell, the daughter, becomes dramatically different from the mother.
True Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Measured
Researchers at Northwestern recently made the first experimental measurements of the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes.
Scientists Discover Major Genetic Cause Of Colorectal Cancer
Scientists at the Feinberg School of Medicine and colleagues have discovered a genetic trait that is present in 10 to 20 percent of patients with colorectal cancer.
Northwestern Chemists Take Gold, Mass-Produce Beijing Olympic Logo
Nanoscientist Chad A. Mirkin has printed the 2008 Summer Olympics logo 15,000 times on only one square centimeter of space.
New Insight Into What Freezes Parkinson's Patients and Drives Drug Addicts
New research reveals that dopamine strengthens and weakens the two primary circuits in the brain that control behavior.
New Technology Could Lead To Camera Based On Human Eye
New technology inspired by the human eye could push the photographic image forward by producing improved images with a wider field of view.
Astronomers Put Solar System In Perspective: Special Indeed
Northwestern researchers are the first to model the formation of planetary systems from beginning to end.
New Clinic Tunes Up the Brain's Ability To Listen
Northwestern clinicians will help sharpen listening skills through special training that enhances hearing and understanding.
Argonne scientist to become ATLAS physics coordinator for CERN
Tom LeCompte of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been tapped to be the physics coordinator for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Northwestern HIV / AIDS Research cited by Science magazine
Northwestern was named the university with the greatest impact on HIV / AIDS research by Science magazine.
W.M. Keck Foundation Grant Funds Reproductive Science Research
Northwestern has received a three-year, $1.6 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support reproductive science research focused on understanding the chemical and biological signaling events surrounding fertilization and early embryonic development.
Hospital Type Makes Difference in Cancer Survival
A Northwestern study found that cancer patients at high-volume hospitals have more lymph nodes examined for malignant cells.
Air Pollution Warning for Olympics Spectators
Beijing's polluted air may trigger serious cardiovascular problems for some spectators.
Doctors' Orders Lost in Translation
Research finds more than three-quarters of emergency department patients do not fully understand their doctors' discharge instructions.
Sir Fraser Stoddart Receives Royal Society's Davy Medal
Chemistry professor receives the Davy Medal, which has been awarded annually since 1877 and recognizes an outstandingly important recent discovery in chemistry.