2011-12 Winter Quarter Research News and Honors
National Geographic Recognizes World-Changing Discoveries
Northwestern scientists are lauded for nanolithography and molecular electronics.
Diagnosis of ADHD on the Rise
American children visit doctors 10 million times for ADHD.
Who Wouldn't Pay a Penny for a Sports Car?
The right strategy doesn't guarantee advantage in auctions, real estate or stock market.
Weighing the W boson and Squeezing the Higgs
Physicists play a big role in helping solve a mystery of the universe.
Help for Kidney Transplant Recipients
Method may enable kidney recipients to live free of anti-rejection medication.
Student Team Wins $100,000 in Clean Energy Challenge
Northwestern wins an annual business competition that awards cash prizes to top Midwest clean-technology entrepreneurs.
Influencing Stem Cell Fate
New screening method helps scientists identify key information rapidly.
Squeezing polymers produces chemical energy but raises doubts about implant safety.
Experts to discuss global and local realities of climate change at public symposium March 8.
A Step Toward Better Electronics
Researchers develop new way to oxidize promising graphene.
What Shields Gay Youth from Suicide?
Love from family and friends offer most protection, while bullying causes highest risk.
Aspen Institute Taps Chase-Lansdale as Ascend Fellow
Twenty leaders selected to examine approaches to move families beyond poverty.
The Future of Manmade Materials
A decade of discoveries has led to the creation of materials with extraordinary functions.
New Sloan Fellow
Computer scientists honored as outstanding early career researcher.
When Body Piercings Go Wrong
As piercings increase in popularity, complications must be addressed.
A Racist Love Note: Black Stereotypes in Valentines
Caricatures of African Americans perpetuated the status quo.
Cut Your Valentine Some Slack
Your partner's efforts at improving your relationship should not be ignored.
Does Online Dating Work?
Mobile dating gets potential daters face-to-face faster and may hold most promise.
Two Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Tobin J. Marks and Samuel I. Stupp receive highest professional distinction.
Science Connections: Accidental Beauty
Andrew Koltonow discusses his award-winning scientific image.
Therapist in Your Pocket
New smart phone, a virtual therapist and other novel technologies to treat depression.
Northwestern Scientists Receive Honorable Mention in Video Contest
Christopher Wilmer, Omar Farha, and Patrick Fuller created a video that placed in Science Magazine's Visualization Challenge.
Steven Pinker Headlines Contemporary Thought Series
Harvard professor to discuss new book on violence declining in our time.
A New Screening Method for Prostate Cancer
New study shows benefits of novel PSA velocity risk count testing for prostate cancer.
1.5 Million Grant for Brain Research
Northwestern selected to take part in national, cutting-edge neurological initiative.
Music Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process
Aging-related hearing loss is not set in stone, study finds.
Eight Names AAAS Fellows
Professors recognized by international science society.
Crossing Disciplines to Squeeze Out Space on the Wireless Spectrum
With cell phone signals clamoring for space, the spectrum is getting full.
Another Clue in the Mystery of Autism
New research suggests birth weight plays a role in autism spectrum disorder.
Chemist Receives National Academy of Sciences Award
Tobin Marks is being honored for his groundbreaking contributions to catalysis.
Building Leaders, Networks, and Skills
New collaboration to benefit women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Breakthrough in Early Cancer Detection
NSF video features Northwestern-NorthShore collaboration.
Girl Power Surges in India
Affirmative action law gives young women in India positive role models.
Killing Fat Cells: Death by Freezing or Liposuction?
Surgeon reviews best cosmetic surgery options, says more research needed on safety.
Tiny Worm Points to Big Promise
Studies identify promising genes and small molecules to use against devasting diseases.
Cahokia Research in the Spotlight
The journal Science highlights Northwestern research on the Cahokia Mounds.
Kathleen Green Receives 2011 Walder Award
Feinberg School of Medicine professor honored for research excellence.
New book looks at why protest movements do or do not use violence.
Sandip Ghosal Awarded American Physical Society Fellowship
Fluid mechanics expert has been elected a fellow of the APS in the Division of Fluid Dynamics.
Hips that Function Better and Last Longer
Lubricant in metal-on-metal hip implants found to be graphite, not proteins.
Joe Schofer Named National Associate by National Research Council
The honorary title is given to people with an "extraordinary dedication" to the National Academies.
Bike-Friendly App Takes Second Prize in 'Apps for Metro Chicago' Grand Challenge
Trailblaze Chicago shows city officials where bike paths are most needed.
Fred Rasio Named Editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Journal is a peer-reviewed express scientific journal that publishes significant original research.
Teresa Woodruff Visits the White House
President Obama recognizes mentoring program led by Woodruff.