2010-11 Summer Quarter Research News and Honors
Fathers Wired to Provide Offspring Care
Study confirms that testosterone drops steeply after baby arrives.
New materials hold promise for better detection of nuclear weapons.
Collaborative Science and Engineering
Pioneering research center receives $16.2 million from National Science Foundation.
New Molecule Halts Rheumatoid Arthritis
Protective protein prevents immune system from ravaging joints and bones.
Downplaying Social Pain
Snubs and rejections hurt worse than others think they do.
New Hope for HIV Vaccine
Gates Foundation grant supports scientist's quest to develop new vaccine concept.
From Mild Mannered to Killer
Study explains the Plague's rapid evolution and sheds light on fighting deadly diseases.
NIH Grant to Tailor Drugs to Patients' Genome
NIH-supported project expands genetic research into clinical setting.
Evidence found for a neuronal switch to prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
New Dean Named for Feinberg School of Medicine
Eric G. Neilson comes from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Office of Research Development Expands to Chicago Campus
Major ALS Breakthrough
Researchers discover common cause of all forms of ALS.
How Healthy is Your Chicago Neighborhood?
New study shows south side of Chicago suffers most from unhealthy neighborhoods.
Get Off the Couch, Please!
Arthritis sufferers are not engaging in physical activity critical to their health.
Only an Illusion
Study finds evidence of the visual system's ability to perceive only one group at a time.
Electronics can be seen on the skin but not felt, show promise for medical applications.
Gates Foundation Funds a New Hope for HIV
Dr. Thomas Hope has been awarded a $5.5 million grant to develop a new concept for an HIV vaccine.
Trial Tests if Vitamin D Pill Can Help Asthma
Vitamin could make inhaled steroids more effective in some patients.
Divided by Race
Book examines the impact of a new biological concept of race.
Restoring Blood Flow
Nanostructure promotes growth of new blood vessels, mimics natural protein.
BioEXCEL Gives Head Start to Incoming Freshmen
Rigorous five-week summer program offers science courses and leadership development.
Positive Teens Become Healthy Adults
Adolescents with a sunny outlook on life may have better health in their adults years.
Northwestern Receives Significant Gift
New engineering life sciences facility to be named in honor of Ronald and JoAnne Willens.
Jonathan Widom, Prominent Biochemist, Dies at Age 55
Widom led research center with unconventional approaches to understanding cancer.
Mirkin Testifies at Senate Committee on Nanotechnology
"The National Nanotechnology Investment: Manufacturing, Commercialization, and Job Creation."
Adult Stem Cells May Improve Cardiac Function in Angina Patients
Study finds improvement in chest pain and exercise tolerance.
Drinking Until You Forget Leads to Injuries for College Kids
Better screening could reduce dangerous alcohol-induced blackouts.
The Historical Roots of Inequality
Book by Kate Masur, history and African American studies, tells tale of post-Civil War Washington, D.C., and the struggle for equality.
Randall Snurr Receives AlChE Award
Randall Snurr, chemical and biological engineering, received the 2011 Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology.
Clues to Why 'They' All Look Alike
New research sheds light on the well-documented "other-race effect."
Can Soda Tax Curb Obesity?
Research shows surprising reason why soda tax to reduct obesity won't work.
The Paradox of the Disinhibited
New Kellogg research suggests that losing your inhibitions can lead to positive outcomes — or social misfires.
Nudging Doctors in Intensive Care Unit Reduces Deaths
Physicians for critically ill need "copilots" to remind them of important details.
Can Topical Skin Gel Shrink Some Breast Cancer Tumors?
Clinical trial tests benefits of topical anti-estrogen gel for early breast cancer.
Paying the Pension Tab
Joshua Rauh calculates the tax hikes and spending cuts that will be needed to fulfill public pension promises.
Strong Ties Get Tighter
New Northwestern-Argonne Institute builds on existing collaborations.