2009-10 Winter Quarter Research News and Honors
Talk to Your Babies
Words influence infants' cognition from first months of life.
Hugging the Heart Electronically
Stretchable electronics device holds promise for treating irregular heart rhythms.
Lights Out for Earth Hour
Northwestern joins the worldwide movement to raise awareness.
Kanatzidis Named Materials Research Society Fellow
Less than one person of society members receive the honor annually.
Neurosurgeon Joins NFL Medical Committee
Feinberg professor named co-chair of the National Football League Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee.
Trio Honored by American Chemical Society
George Schatz, Peter Stair, and Richard Van Duyne made history for Weinberg College -- all three physical chemists received awards from the American Chemical Society during the same year.
Measuring Up: The New Department of Medical Social Sciences
New department in Feinberg focuses on health measurement, quality of life measures, outcomes science, and statistical tools used to support clinical research.
Advancing Women's Health in Illinois
Illinois Women's Health Registry needs more women for research studies.
Twice as Many Women to be Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
Blood sugar levels once considered normal are not safe for baby, mother.
How Can Policymakers Cope with Ambiguity?
Charles Manski, economics, explores the process of making public policy based on limited information.
Chemist Receives Two Major Honors
Tobin Marks was honored twice at the Technical University of Munich, known as the "German MIT."
Four Receive Prestigious NSF Honor for Young Faculty
Jose Andrade, Darren Gergle, Jiaxing Huang, and Cheng Sun received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
BIO Open House on March 3
Coffee, networking, and insights of BIO 2010 International Convention event will be held in Baldwin Auditorium in the Lurie Research Center.
Think Twice Before Cutting K-12 Music
Neuroscientist to present findings linking to everyday listening task enhancement.
Physicist and Economist Named Sloan Fellows
Brian Odom and Giorgio Primiceri honored as outstanding early career researchers.
Follow the Money
Students win first place for video showing how dollar bills move around the country.
Northwestern Research Images Garner Attention in D.C.
Gold nanoparticles from Teri Odom's lad grace the cover of the National Nanotechnology Initiative's supplement to President Obama's 2011 budget.
Designer of High-Performance Steel Honored
Gregory Olson elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Physicians Get Aid for Electronic Records
Effort will boost quality, safety of health care in underserved communities.
Surface Science Goes Inorganic
Powerful concept offers new approach to understanding surfaces of materials.
New Clue Why Autistic People Don't Want Hugs
Scientists find sensory cortex develops late in fragile X syndrome defect.
Video: What's Love Got to Do With It?
Using speed dating, psychologist Eli Finkel delves into what attracts us to one another.
Research Team 'Virtualizes' Supercomputer
Study on virtualization of parallel supercomputing systems is largest of its kind.
Healthier Hearts by 2020
Feinberg doctor is lead author of an article about boosting heart health.
Doctors Miss Major Cause of Infertility and Obesity
Women often misdiagnosed after weight gain from metabolic disorder.
Community Hospitals Offer a Safe Surgical Option of Some Cancer Surgeries
A new study shows that low-risk patients who require certain cancer surgeries can have procedures performed with low operative mortality rates.
Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt
Jessica Winegar, anthropology, examines the intersection of cultural politics, nationalism, and neoliberal globalization in the field of contemporary Egyptian visual arts.
Growing Cartilage -- No Easy Task
New nanoscopic material enables cartilage to do what it doesn't do naturally.
New "Suicide" Molecule Halts Rheumatoid Arthritis
Researcher invents nontoxic drug that forces hyperactive immune cells to die.
A Venus Flytrap for Nuclear Waste
New material finds "needle in a haystack," shows promise for clean-up.
Surprising Discovery: X-rays Drive Formation of New Crystals
Crystals resemble some biological structures; finding opens door to new technologies.
A Pregnant Woman Does Not Look Like an Olive
Researchers simplify dangerously confusing warnings on prescription bottles.
McCormick Student Awarded Churchill Scholarship
Honor will support graduate studies in physics at the University of Cambridge.
Mussel-Inspired "Glue" for Fetal Membrane Repair
Sealant shown to be biocompatible and effective in repairing defects in human tissue.
Number One Honor Goes to Northwestern Chemist Chad Mirkin
Chad Mirkin is top-ranked chemist of the decade in terms of papers cited and published.
Malcolm MacIver Works as Script Consultant for New TV Show
Engineering professor works as script consultant for new science fiction show, "Caprica"
Game-changing Nanodiamond Discovery for MRI
Dramatically enhanced image contrast could revolutionize diagnostics and therapeutics.
Stein Recognized for Contributions to Tectonics and Geophysics
Honored by both the European Geosciences Union and the Academy of Europe.
White House Honor for Faculty
Honor is highest given by U.S. government to outstanding young scientists and engineers.
New Partnership in Biomedicine and Translational Research
IBNAM fosters exchange program with University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged?
New study explores 'moral hypocrisy' in powerful people.
Study Finds No Child Left Behind Raises Math Achievement
Research is first to find causal link between NCLB and increased student achievement.