2010-11 Fall Quarter Research News and Honors
Rare Look into Famous Chinese Caves
Chinese and Northwestern technologists preserve ancient Mogao Cave relics.
Smarter Systems Help Busy Doctors Remember
Yellow light during exam alerts doctors to problems in a patient's care.
TEDx Event Explores Issues of Identity
Experts share advances in research that bring new meaning to who we think we are.
High Activity Staves Off Pounds
Highly active women gain less than highly active men over 20 years.
Drug Prevents Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
Researchers calm an overly stimulating chemical within five hours of trauma.
Milestone in Fight Against Deadly Diseases
Scientists work together to map and solve 500 protein structures.
Who's Driving Holiday Sales?
A new, ongoing study of consumers and their spending habits identifies the key drivers of 2010 holiday spending.
Choir of electric fish makes debut in interactive "scale" exhibition at Netherlands festival.
Keeping Calm in an Anxious Age
Psychologist's book tells how to shed anxiety, use whitewater rafting strategy to cope.
WikiLeaks, Journalism, and National Security
Medill's Josh Meyer says most news organizations are careful in using leaked documents.
Researchers Aim to Eradicate HIV from the Human Body
Northwestern Medicine enrolls first patient in revolutionary AIDS study.
Book concludes that Bush's distinct personality is central to his decision to invade Iraq.
Veterans' Traumas Resurface at End of Their Lives
New program for vets' special needs rolls out in 170 VA medical centers.
Africa Embracing Obama
Exhibit on Obama souvenirs, art, music, and publications shows history in the making.
Baby, Look At You Now
Expert talks about babies' screen viewing, effects of advertising and more.
Costs of Capital Cases
Gross disparities in application of death penalty and related expenditures in Illinois.
Why Estrogen Makes You Smarter
Scientists discover how estrogen works and flip its switch to reap benefits without risks.
Redrawing Our Borders
Researchers follow the money to show complicated ways people connect.
Crystal structure shows how RNA, one of biology's oldest catalysts, is made.
Is Heart Disease Genetic Destiny or Lifestyle?
Two studies confirm a healthy lifestyle has biggest impact on cardiovascular health.
Graduating Doctors Flee Illinois, Cite Malpractice Policy
Illinois faces critical physician shortage, new study warns.
National Children's Study Launches in Chicago
Families can help researchers by providing information that is expected to improve the health and development of children for generations to come.
Stress Takes Its Toll in Parkinson's Disease
Exhausted neurons die prematurely and trigger disease symptoms.
Drs. MacIver and Weiss go to Washington
Presidential early career award scientists to be celebrated at White House.
Soy May Stop Prostate Cancer Spread
Experimental soy-based drug shows benefits in men with localized prostate cancer.
New Feinberg Interim Dean
Dr. Jeffrey Glassroth named interim dean of Feinberg School of Medicine.
Five Inducted into AAAS
Four faculty attend induction ceremony for one of nation's most prestigious honorary societies.
Star, Not So Bright
Model explains evolution of unusual binary system, why large star not so luminous.
Emily Weiss Receives Prestigious Packard Fellowship
Chemist will use unrestricted research grant of $875,000 to study new conducting materials.
Mortensen Wins Nobel Prize
Dale Mortensen wins 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Triple for Scientist
Chad Mirkin now elected to all three branches of the National Academies.
Three Chemists Honored by American Chemical Society
Marks, Silverman, and Kung recognized for outstanding scholarship.
Taking a Fresh Look
Using a complex systems approach to study educational policy.
2010 Research Awards
Northwestern Research Funding Tops Half Billion Dollars for 2010
Early Lung Cancer Detection
Optical technology shows potential for prescreening patients at high risk for the disease.
New Drug Offers Big Relief for Osteoarthritis Pain
But for small number, joints got worse and drug development was put on hold.
Evaluating Doctoral Programs
National Research Council releases assessment of nation's doctoral programs.
Surprising Stress for Caregivers
Family and friends may cause most tension for caregivers of stroke survivors.
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Symposium recognizes Peter Dallos and his work on the inner workings of the ear.
Synthetic PCR mimic could lead to highly sensitive medical, environmental diagnostics.
Landmark Study Seeks Biomarkers of Parkinson's Disease
Northwestern joins Michael J. Fox Foundation in $40 million five-year study.
More News, More the Same
Book shows shift to online news has led to more homogenous news.
International Aging Expert to Lecture Oct. 5
Tom Schuller to discuss learning across the life span.
In Blind Pursuit of Racial Equality?
New research suggests a colorblind approach to diversity may frustrate efforts to identify and confront discrimination.
Northwestern First Site Open for Spinal Cord Stem Cell Trial
Northwestern Medicine and RIC ready to enroll first subject in spinal cord injury study.
Death Penalty Defies Logic
Book details persistence of capital punishment with strong evidence of why it should die.
Less Pain for Learning Gain
Research offers a strategy to increase learning with less effort.
View the winning images from Science in Society's 2010 Scientific Images Contest.
Learning from Lizards
Geckos inspire new method to print electronics on complex surfaces.
Jane Addams: Rebel With a Cause
Addams epitomizes the phrase "well-behaved women rarely make history"
Growing Clean Energy
Consortium receives grant to support clean technology commercialization in Illinois.
Aerobic Exercise Relieves Insomnia
Boosting cardiovascular fitness improves sleep, vitality, and mood for insomniacs.
Male Maturity Shaped by Early Nutrition
Differences between the sexes affected by environment during the first six months of life.