Latest Northwestern University in Chicago Stories

2010-10-12 06:25:00

Doctors have begun treatment on the first patient to receive human embryonic stem cells, although details of the groundbreaking clinical trial are still under wraps.

2009-11-17 09:28:06

The Journal of Neuroscience reports this week that musicians are better than non-musicians at recognizing speech in noisy environments.

2009-10-29 05:50:00

Evolutionary outcomes can be influenced by culture as well as genes, according to a new study released on Wednesday comparing societies around the world.

2009-10-20 14:11:00

"Smart" alloy stretches, contracts by almost 10 percent.

2009-05-30 08:44:36

A new report indicates that elderly men and women who live with their spouse are more inclined to take preventative health measures than those who live alone or with an adult child.

2009-03-13 14:50:00

Social stereotypes affect the way people react to others with mental illnesses, according to a new study.

2009-01-30 10:20:00

A surprising new study released on Thursday details how stem cell transplants have reversed multiple sclerosis (MS) in early stage patients.

2005-09-12 17:28:48

A major finding by researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) has identified a previously unknown cellular mechanism that acts as an off switch for immune system function. The discovery could lead to the future development of new treatments for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.