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Sugar-Coated Nanomaterial Excels at Promoting Bone Growth

There hasn’t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could...
19-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do Preemies Perform in School?

Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure...
14-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hidden Immune Cells Cause Lung Transplant Failure

Scientists have discovered that a subset of immune cells called nonclassical monocytes (NCMs), previously unknown to reside in the lungs, play a key role in driving primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the leading cause of death after lung...
14-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

J. Landis Martin Elected Chair of Northwestern University Board of Trustees

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J. Landis Martin, Chairman and Managing Director of Platte River Equity, LLC, a Denver-based private equity firm, was elected Chair of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees Monday, succeeding William A. Osborn, effective Sept. 1, 2017....
14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Book Calls for Putting More Humanities Into Economics

In a passionately argued new book, Northwestern University literary scholar Gary Saul Morson and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro make the claim that economics is missing its humanity, and economists must look to literature to make their...
14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

J. Landis Martin Elected Chair of Northwestern University Board of Trustees

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Alumnus to head University’s governing board
13-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Technology Unlocks Mold Genomes for New Drugs

Fungi are rich sources of natural molecules for drug discovery, but numerous challenges have pushed pharmaceutical companies away from tapping into this bounty. Now scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the...
9-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Syrian Voices Speak Out in Transformational Protest

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In her new book published Tuesday, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria,” Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman recounts intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives...
9-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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