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  1. Northwestern scientists map brain circuit that processes temperature informationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Medical News

    Innately, we pull our hand away when we touch a hot pan on the stove, but little is known about how our brain processes temperature information. Northwestern University scientists now have discovered how a fruit fly's brain represents temperature, mapping it neuron by neuron, which has implications for understanding the much more complex human brain and how it responds to sensory stimuli.

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  2. Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    ... still in college when she began "Divergent," writing it in her jammies while on winter break from Northwestern University. She is now one of the world's most popular authors. "I think I'd have to be a robot not to occasionally worry about ...

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  3. Katara to host DFI's Qumra for filmmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    ... is official makeup sponsor; and St. Regis Doha official hotel partner. Other supporters include Northwestern University in Qatar, Sarajevo Film Festival and Translation & Interpreting Institute. The event is promoted by official media partners Al ...

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  4. Avoid These 3 Risk Factors, Gain 13 Years Of Quality LifeRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    ... onset of these risk factors for as long as possible," said Faraz Ahmad, M.D., a cardiology fellow at Northwestern University and the study's lead author. "Doing so can significantly increase the number of years you are likely to live free of heart ...

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  5. Countryside woman claims nearby quarry blasts damaging her homeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

    ... said Frank Anderson of Hanson Material Service. The company is using a team of seismologists from Northwestern University to monitor and study the blasts, and even placed a seismograph on Wilson's property to measure the latest explosion on Monday. ...

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  6. Will Intelligent Machines Become Human?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Northwestern University

    Robots that can think and reason like humans are more common today than ever. But as scientists work on engineering machines with even better cognitive capabilities, some are asking a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human? A panel of Northwestern University experts will discuss intelligent machines and their evolving relationship with human creators at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The event, hosted by the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities , will be held in Locy Hall , Room 111, 1850 Campus Drive in Evanston.

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  7. Property Law Scholars to Deliver Rosenthal Lecture SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Northwestern University

    Thomas W. Merrill and Henry E. Smith, two of the country's leading property law scholars, will be the featured speakers during Northwestern University School of Law's Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series March 16 to 18. Columbia Law School's Merrill and Harvard Law's Smith will present "Property and Information," a series of three lectures, at the School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Room 150, in the Arthur Rubloff Building. The lectures include "What's So Special About Property?" ; "The Audiences of Property" ; and "The Property Spectrum" .

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  8. Using Fruit Flies to Understand How We Sense Hot and ColdRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Northwestern University

    ... a hot pan on the stove, but little is known about how our brain processes temperature information. Northwestern University scientists now have discovered how a fruit fly's brain represents temperature, mapping it neuron by neuron, which has ...

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  9. Northwestern Recognized as 'Great Work Place'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Northwestern University

    Northwestern University has been hailed for supporting its employees at work and at home. The World at Work Alliance for Work-Life Progress awarded Northwestern a 2015 Seal of Distinction for workplace strategies that help faculty, staff and students achieve quality work-life balance.

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  10. Leading Sports Journalists Join MedillRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Northwestern University

    Leading national sports journalists Christine Brennan of USA Today and Michael Wilbon of ESPN will join the faculty of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications as professors of practice as part of the school's new sports journalism graduate program . In addition to continuing their current professional roles at USA Today and ESPN, respectively, Brennan and Wilbon, former Medill classmates and distinguished alumni, will teach part time at Medill.

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  11. Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young AdultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MedicineNet

    Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease , has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say. "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for making the clumps of plaque we see among Alzheimer's patients is already available in young individuals," said study co-author Changiz Geula, a research professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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  12. Get Ready To Cut The Cord: HBO Online-Only Streaming Service Coming Next MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    I live in Los Angeles and I'm lucky enough to write about the thing I love most: movies. I'm a graduate of Vassar College and Northwestern University and for 15 years I worked at Forbes mostly covering the entertainment industry.

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  13. NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager returns to TNT for Thunder-Bulls with a blaze of colorsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    ... once. If his new coat resembles Bulls' colors, it's because Sager grew up near Chicago, attended Northwestern University and married a Bulls cheerleader. The Thunder won't be complaining, though. The team, like the rest of the NBA community, is glad ...

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  14. Scientists quantify healthy years gained by avoiding risk factorsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... onset of these risk factors for as long as possible," said Faraz Ahmad, M.D., a cardiology fellow at Northwestern University and the study's lead author. "Doing so can significantly increase the number of years you are likely to live free of heart ...

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  15. Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

    Eczema isn't just a painful, chronic problem for many -- it's a big drain on the pocketbook, too, a new study finds. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that adults with eczema have higher health costs and more health care-related problems than those without the skin condition.

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  16. COD Student Participating in NASA Aerospace Scholars ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... am today." In 2014, Castle participated in a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Northwestern University's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). He researched methods and materials to separate and capture ...

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  17. How The Integration Of Technology And Neuroscience Will Boost Marketing Tech GrowthRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    ... being conducted by The Applied Neuromarketing Consortium at Medill, Kellogg and Feinberg School at Northwestern University. The researchers are systematically studying the influence of external stimuli on the human mind and relating them to other ...

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  18. Democratizing synthetic biologyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | Science Daily

    ... an increasing demand for cost-effective, scalable, highly yielding systems to make proteins," said Northwestern University synthetic biologist Michael Jewett. "We want to address this need, which could help lead to new targeted therapies that attack ...

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  19. The Guardian's Homan Square story was huge on the internet--but not in Chicago mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Columbia Journalism Review

    ... Tribune reporter who is now the co-director of the National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University, said the story's bluster might have raised questions about its credibility. "It was overblown to call it a black site," he said. ...

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  20. Accomplished Sports Journalists Added to Medill FacultyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Leading national sports journalists Christine Brennan of USA Today and Michael Wilbon of ESPN will join the faculty of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications as professors of practice as part of the school's new sports journalism graduate program. In addition to continuing their current professional roles, Brennan and Wilbon, former Medill classmates and distinguished alumni, will teach part time at Medill .

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