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2019 News



Chad Mirkin wins Harrison Howe Award

May 3, 2019
The award recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry and who show great potential for further achievement


Fixing a broken heart

April 26, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Researchers explore new ways to heal damage after a heart attack

A billion-piece puzzle

April 26, 2019 – from Northwestern Research News
Completing the human protein project would revolutionize our understanding of health and disease.

A Healthy Dose of Nature

April 2, 2019 – from WTTW
A growing number of doctors are ordering their patients to take a hike, literally. In other words, they are prescribing nature.

How to Think About Taxing and Spending Like a Swede

April 2, 2019 – from New York Times
Europe has less inequality and more social mobility because its taxation schemes reach deeper into society and do more for everyone, writes sociologist Monica Prasad in the New York Times.



A New Approach to a Deadly Disease

February 11, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
A career spent bucking convention leads Bill Klein to new Alzheimers diagnostics and therapeutics.


Turkish Delight

January 22, 2019
An appetizing first-year seminar explores how food shapes a culture’s history and identity

In the Immune System’s Trenches, a New Discovery

January 16, 2019 – from Northwestern Research
Molecular bioscientist Curt Horvath reveals previously unknown cellular-level reactions to viral infection. The findings could eventually help fight disease better

Stop Saying "Thunder Thighs"

January 11, 2019 – from Daily Mail
Research led by psychologist Renee Engeln reveals that appearance-based jibes don't benefit women in the gym.
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