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App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

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A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 percent higher medication possession ratio than patients in the control group.

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Pulitzer Center Panel Features Front-Line Journalists on Cuba

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications will host an impressive slate of journalists with recent reporting experience in Cuba for a panel discussion about the country’s uncertain future.The panel discussion is part of Medill’s new partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit organization, based in Washington D.

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Brain Stimulation Used Like a Scalpel to Improve Memory

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Northwestern Medicine scientists showed for the first time that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel, rather than like a hammer, to cause a specific improvement in precise memory.Precise memory, rather than general memory, is critical for knowing details such as the specific color, shape and location of a building you are looking for, rather than simply knowing the part of town it’s in.

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One Year of Sex-Inclusive Research Celebrated at Jan. 25 Symposium

Northwestern Medicine will host a symposium Jan. 25 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the National Institutes of Health’s landmark sex-inclusion policy. The NIH is revolutionizing the future of medicine by mandating that research funding is contingent upon the inclusion of female cells or animals in scientists’ studies.

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Chemists Cook Up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method

A team of chemists led by Northwestern University’s William Dichtel has cooked up something big: The scientists created an entirely new type of nanomaterial and watched it form in real time — a chemistry first.“Our work sets the stage for researchers interested in studying the fundamental properties of interesting materials and applied systems, such as solar cells, batteries, sensors, paints and drug delivery systems,” said Dichtel, the Robert L.

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Obesity Is Barely Covered in Medical Students’ Licensing Exam

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Yet obesity is barely covered in medical training, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The licensing exams for graduating medical students have a surprisingly limited number of test items about obesity prevention and treatment.

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Nanoscience Expert Receives 2016 Dickson Prize in Science

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Chad A. Mirkin, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, has been awarded the 2016 Dickson Prize in Science.The prize is awarded annually by Carnegie Mellon University to an individual in the U.

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Medill, Foley Foundation Offer Safety Guide for Journalists

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation — with partners Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance — have published an online curriculum guide for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting on conflicts, terrorism and violent unrest around the world.

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Four Faculty Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

Four Northwestern University professors — physicist Eric Dahl, chemists Danna Freedman and T. David Harris and mechanical engineer Sinan Keten — have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). President Barack Obama announced the recipients of the prestigious honor this week.

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Northwestern Professors Teach Inmates at Stateville

A course on mass incarceration, taught by a Northwestern University professor to inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, has turned into an unlikely literary launch pad for the students whose stories were published online by The New YorkerThe 15 inmates were taking a class from Jennifer Lackey, the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy and director of Graduate Studies in the 
Department of Philosophy in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, at the prison in Joliet, Illinois.

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Northwestern Law to Honor Canadian Judge

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, who serves on the Supreme Court of Canada, will receive a top honor for courage in the face of adversity from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) and deliver an address on international law. Abella will be honored as the fourth annual Global Jurist of the Year and give a talk titled “Has International Law Kept Up With the World?” at noon, Wednesday, Jan.

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IPO, Investor Communications Focus of Securities Institute

Preparing for and executing an IPO, earnings releases, earnings call and other investor communications are among key topics to be covered during the 44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute hosted by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law from Jan. 23 to 25 at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.Led by top securities law practitioners, this year’s institute includes perspectives from in-house and private-practice attorneys, scholars and regulators about recent laws and developments in the corporate and securities law fields.

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Older Adults with Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week

Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that performing even a third of the recommended activity is beneficial.

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Surgical Site Infections Are the Most Common and Costly of Hospital Infections

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons has published updated guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections, which affect as many as 300,000 patients per year in the United States.

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Access to Anesthesia Care Is Not Improved When States Eliminate Physician Supervision, Study Finds

Patient access to anesthesia care for seven common surgical procedures is not increased when states “opt-out” of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology.

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General Thoracic Surgery Database , Public Reporting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Lobectomy, surgery outcomes, David M. Shahian, MD, general thoracic surgery, Benjamin D. Kozower, MD

Public Reporting of Lung Cancer Surgery Outcomes Provides Valuable Information About Quality of Patient Care

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy.







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