2010-11 Spring Quarter Research News and Honors
Science Explains Ancient Copper Artifacts
Researchers reveal how prehistoric Native Americans of Cahokia made copper artifacts.
After School Matters
Study suggests flagship after-school program for teens helps reduce problem behaviors.
Now Showing on the Big Screen
New 3-D display at Silverman Hall gives researchers an unusual imaging tool.
Cancer Survivors Can't Shake Symptoms
Five years after cancer treatment ended, many survivors still suffer from pain, fatigue, insomnia, and foggy brain.
Study: Stark Differences in Media Use Between Minority and White Youth
Rethinking War on Cancer
Leading scholars share new approaches to difficult and prolonged war on cancer.
Roundtable on Stem Cell Research
Leading Northwestern researchers join discussion, lead Sen. Mark Kirk on lab tour.
New iPhone App Tells Doctors How to Save Cancer Patients' Fertility
Northwestern launches app and micro-website for healthcare providers and patients.
California Policy Led to Corrections Tragedy
Northwestern Law researcher says state pandered to public's fear of violent crime.
Unprotected Sex More Likely in Serious Gay Relationships
Study shows new prevention efforts need to address young gay couples.
A New Form of DNA
New approach to gene therapy could be used to treat many forms of cancer and more.
Michael Jewett receives Agilent Early Career Professor Award.
Why More African Americans Turn to Twitter
Race, interest in celebrities and Internet skills may determine who uses Twitter.
Adam Galinsky Named Ver Steeg Fellow
Widely cited expert on management and social psychology receives top honor for research.
Heads or Tails?
Worm with abundant ability to regenerate relies on ancient gene to make decisions.
Financial Trust Waning
Trust in the U.S. financial system sinks to 20 percent; trust in banks and mutual funds falls substantially.
Flipping Hot Jupiters
Research on extrasolar planets helps us better understand our solar system.
Nation's Second Participant Enrolls in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Trial
Northwestern Memorial, Feinberg, and RIC continue to forge collaborative strides in an effort to help people with severe spinal cord injuries.
Night Owls at Risk for Weight Gain
People who go to bed late and sleep late eat more fast food and weigh more.
Biology by Design
Public forum and symposium focus on new field of engineering life for societal needs.
Ted Belytschko Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Belytschko, mechanical engineering, is one of 72 new members from 15 countries.
Tobin Marks Receives Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
Marks, chemistry, receives $250,000 for pioneering studies in catalysis.
Study of Race in America
Scholars examine race, inequality and culture in a 21st-century landscape.
Forman Named Executive Director of CCM
Lisa Forman has been appointed as the executive director of the Center for Comparative Medicine.
Public Confused About Ingredients in Pain Relievers
Study seeks to raise awareness of ingredients such as acetaminophen to prevent harm.
Materials Face Ultimate Test in Space
Science samples placed on space shuttle Endeavor to test performance, survivability.
Science Connections: Engineering Life
Evanston TribLocal features Northwestern synthetic biologists Joshua Leonard and Michael Jewett.
How NIH Has Changed Its Funding
Clean and Green
Student initiative brings Northwestern's first onsite renewable energy source to top of Ford building.
Electronic Records Speed Genetic Studies
Mining data from electronic records is a faster way to get clues to disease.
AAAS Policy Alert: FY2011 Continuing Resolution
Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
Mirkin, Morimoto, and Waxman elected to one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies.
Temporary Memory Loss Strikes Hospitalized Seniors
Many seniors suffer cognition loss and then go back to normal one month after hospital stay.
Update on Bipartisan Budget Deal
NIH Information in the Event of a Lapse of Federal Government Funding
Four New Genes Linked to Alzheimer's
Identified genes offer portal into what causes Alzheimer's disease.
Northwestern Library Exhibit Asks, "Who is the Journalist?"
From Brenda Starr to Wikileaks to Robot Reporter
New Prostate Cancer Test Gives More Accurate Diagnosis
New screening test better detects aggressive cancer, reduces false positives.
Message from VPR Jay Walsh Regarding the Federal Shutdown
One Book, Trillions of Cells
Next year Northwestern will read about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal human cells.
Wedding of the Century?
Interest in the upcoming Royal Wedding is waning on both sides of the Atlantic.
Northwestern Global Health Week
Leaders from a dozen countries to discuss health issues, research opportunities.
Religious Young Adults Become Obese By Middle Age
Researchers say cause may be unhealthy food at religious activities.
Addressing the Nuclear Waste Issue
Pond alga could help scientists design effective method for cleaning up nuclear waste.
Why Some Babies Are Harmed by Mother's Alcohol, But Others Aren't
Male fetuses most vulnerable to alcohol, possibility of treatment with supplements.
Calm After the Storm
Neuroscientist comments on Japanese calm and order in the face of extraordinary loss.
For the Love of the (Fantasy) Game
Fantasy baseball gives fans the illusion of major league power.
Love remains a main source of regret for typical American, study finds.
Copyrights Cost Creativity
New book: Think again about copyright laws' role in protecting music.
Load Up on Fiber Now, Avoid Heart Disease Later
High-fiber diets during early adult years may lower lifetime cardiovascular disease risk.
From Deep Throat to Julian Assange
Panel looks at investigative journalism in the age of Wikileaks.
Lights Out, Climate Change Awareness On
Northwestern to participate in worldwide initiative to create a better global future.
Northwestern, Chicago Botanic Garden train plant conservationists.
A Day in a Doctor's Shoes
Physician shadowing program offers undergrads valuable experience.
Traders Who 'Sync Up' Make More Money
The more instant messages by traders are in sync the likelier stock returns will be better.
"America's most wired composer" to deliver special Science Cafe March 29.