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2012-08-13 06:23:30

Northwestern Medicine physician offers tips for keeping student athletes healthy CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the days of summer wind down, kids are trying to make the most of their time off before heading back to school, but some are already hard at work. Many student athletes begin preparing for sports season long before it's time to start hitting the books. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 7.3 million...

2012-08-09 02:28:54

NEW YORK, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expertise Profiling Application Enables Researchers to Find Collaborators Throughout Northwestern University and Across VIVO Northwestern University [http://www.northwestern.edu ], in collaboration with Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its participation in VIVO [http://vivoweb.org ], a semantic network that enables...

2012-07-30 06:25:21

Forum offers Marfan syndrome assessments to conference participants who schedule appointments /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Marfan Foundation is gearing up for its 28th Annual conference, held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, August 2-5. Hosted by Northwestern Medicine® and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the four-day conference has something for everyone with Marfan syndrome (MFS) and related disorders, including access to many...

2012-07-25 12:50:28

1-size-fits-all drug targets harmful brain inflammation in many diseases A new class of drug developed at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine shows early promise of being a one-size-fits-all therapy for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury by reducing inflammation in the brain. Northwestern has recently been issued patents to cover this new drug class and has licensed the commercial development to a biotech company that...

2012-07-16 10:24:58

CHICAGO, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight out of every 10 Americans will be affected by back pain this year. Disturbing a person's sleep, social life, and quality of work, back pain can easily turn the most enjoyable occasions into nightmares. Back pain impacts people of all ages ranging from senior citizens to children and young adults. Even the fittest athletes can feel the aches and pains of a strained muscle or herniated discs. Northwestern Medicine® spine surgeon...

2012-07-03 06:25:16

New Program Provides Specialized Care for Patients and Helps Families Cope CHICAGO, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is the most common congenital heart defect, occurring in approximately one to two percent of the population. The condition is present when the aortic valve, the valve that connects the heart to the main artery that distributes blood to the body, contains two leaflets instead of three, which open and close to regulate blood...

2012-07-03 10:25:59

Drugs are first to topically deliver gene therapy via commercial moisturizers for skin disease treatment “Getting under your skin” takes on a brave new meaning thanks to Northwestern University research that could transform gene regulation. A team led by a physician-scientist and a chemist -- from the fields of dermatology and nanotechnology -- is the first to demonstrate the use of commercial moisturizers to deliver gene regulation technology that has great potential for...

2012-06-28 22:14:11

Debilitating eyesight problems are on the decline for older Americans Today´s senior citizens are reporting fewer visual impairment problems than their counterparts from a generation ago, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Improved techniques for cataract surgery and a reduction in the prevalence of macular degeneration may be the driving forces behind this change, the researchers said. “From 1984 until 2010, the decrease in visual impairment in those 65 and...

Sleeping Through Class May Result In Better Grades
2012-06-25 09:02:36

John Neumann for redOrbit.com In news that should excite college students everywhere, you may soon be able to learn while you sleep! Recent research from Northwestern University suggests that memories can be activated during sleep and storage of them can be strengthened in the process. Research participants learned to play two unfamiliar musical tunes with well-timed key presses. Using EEG to record the brain´s electrical activity during a 90-minute nap, the researchers made sure...

2012-06-20 10:22:01

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips for avoiding sports injuries this summer CHICAGO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago's lakefront provides a unique opportunity for people to get out and enjoy the weather along its many miles of paths and parks. From beach volleyball to running and biking, warmer weather leads to an increase in physical activity for many people, which can also mean more sports-related injuries. Summer is a busy time for orthopaedic surgeons as they...


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The Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) is a large seabird that ranges across the North Pacific. This small albatross is the second most common seabird in the Hawaiian Islands, with an estimated population of 2.5 million birds, and is currently expanding (or possibly re-expanding) its range to new islands. It is named for Laysan, one of its breeding colonies in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Description The Laysan Albatross is easy to identify. In the North Pacific it is...

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