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3 hrs ago |

Dispatches from The Tonight Show: Dave Berg on 'Behind the Curtain'

Dave Berg is the author of Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno 's Tonight Show and has served as a writer and co-producer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno , The Jay Leno Show , The O'Reilly Factor , and NBC News.


Related Topix: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Tonight Show, The Jay Leno Show, The O'Reilly Factor

8 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

New Non-Profit Promoting Women's Access To Health Care

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.


Related Topix: Lansing, MI

12 hrs ago | HON

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.


Related Topix: Depression

12 hrs ago | Washington Times

Manipulating memory through a reconsolidationa could help PTSD patients, scientists say

Scientists believe that memory is capable of being molded like hot metal, and new techniques for altering recall may benefit individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.


16 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Females ignored in basic medical research

A new study from Northwestern Medicine has found that surgical researchers rarely use female animals or female cells in their published studies-despite a huge body of evidence showing that sex differences can play a crucial role in medical research.


Related Topix: Women's Health, Health

20 hrs ago |

Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules

Innate immune cell distribution in regenerating bladder tissue, showing elevated levels of CD68+ macrophages and MPO+ neutrophils The research group of Arun K. Sharma *, PhD has developed a system for patients with urinary bladder dysfunction that may protect them against an inflammatory reaction** resulting from tissue regeneration, which can ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Urology

Yesterday | Brandeis' News

New hirings bolster African diaspora studies

Two professors and a fellow have joined the faculty at Brandeis as part of a measured approach to expand studies of the African diaspora.


Related Topix: New York University, George Washington University, Norton, MA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Washington Monthly puts College of the Atlantic in Top 100

College of the Atlantic was recently named among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country, is among the top 100 "affordable elite" colleges in America, and is one of four Maine colleges offering the "best bang for the buck," according to Washington Monthly.


Related Topix: College of the Atlantic, Maine, Smith College, Trinity College, Boston College


Why We Should Not Go To War Over James Foley

Back in June 2011, James Foley gave an hour-long interview* to an auditorium of students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he had graduated three years earlier with a Master's degree in journalism.


Related Topix: Journalism, Evanston, IL, Temple University, World News, South Africa, Africa

John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams : Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre.


Related Topix: New York, Theater, Arts, Barry Humphries


The top nail salons in Oak Park, according to Yelp

Celena currently attends Northwestern University. She enjoys Harlan Coben, narwhals and longboarding.


Related Topix: Oak Park, IL, Medicine, Health, Massage Therapy

Daily Herald

Mundelein police commander graduates from executive program

The Mundelein Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Commander Michael Richards from the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University.



Study: American Democracy 'Seriously Threatened'

A pair of researchers have a handy tip for those Americans still attached to the notion that we live in a representative democracy: Get ready to kiss that notion goodbye.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

WILX-TV Lansing

Teachers Spending Own Money For Supplies

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.


Related Topix: Education Etc.


Mindfulness Can Aid Those In Early Dementia and Caregivers

An innovative new approach combines mindfulness training for those with early-stage dementia and their caregivers during the same class session.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

The New Zealand Herald

Journalist's killing highlights freelancers' role

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria: the title "freelance journalist."


Related Topix: Journalism

Chicago Jewish Community

Lewis Summer Interns see JUF in action and unite as a cohort

The interns at the "Bring Back Our Boys" vigil, which they helped organize. Pictured are Alex Massey and Claire Peaceman.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mass Transit

Suicide by Train Rate Puts Spotlight on Metra

Aug. 26--Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal -- a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Illinois, Illinois Government

San Jose Mercury News

A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

San Jose mega eaters Joey Chestnut -- of hot dog devouring fame -- and Matt "Megatoad" Stonie set a world record in gyoza consumption in Los Angeles earlier this month.


Related Topix: World Records, Bowdoin College, Occidental College


When it comes to a growing child, the brain comes first

Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends.