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Electoral College Reform Focus of Northwestern Law Lecture

Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will visit the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law as the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Lecturer on Constitutional Law.Amar’s newest book, “The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era,” was published in September 2016 and was named one of the top 10 nonfiction books of the year by Time magazine.

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Are Tree Nut Allergies Diagnosed Too Often?

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A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows shows that about 50 percent of those who thought they were allergic to all tree nuts were able to pass an oral food challenge without a reaction.

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Sniffing Out a New Strategy Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurologists at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients – in the Study of Nasal Insulin to Fight Forgetfulness (SNIFF).

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YouTube Co-Founder Cuts Ribbon to Open Innovation Center for All Illinois Students

On March 30, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and esteemed alumnus, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, unveil the Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation and Inquiry (IN2). The unveiling is at 4:30 pm, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora.

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Valerie Taylor Named Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division Director

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Computer scientist Valerie Taylor has been appointed as the next director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne, effective July 3, 2017.

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Gene Discovered Associated with Tau Pathology

Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates in several different conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, certain forms of dementia and Parkinsonian syndromes as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy that occurs with repeated head injuries.

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The Supreme Court, Gorsuch and the Nuclear Option

Northwestern Law alumnus Carter Phillips, ’77, one of the nation’s preeminent appellate advocates, discusses the current state of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 10th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series. Host Daniel Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Law, talks to Phillips about President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch, the Democratic Party opposition and the consequences of the “nuclear option” if Democrat senators decide to filibuster the nomination.

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Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and other GI Disorders

Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional dyspepsia and ulcerative colitis.







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