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Workzone: Working without windows is bad for your health

Lab rats already knew it. Now a new field study supports it: Working in dark, dingy offices with no natural light is not just bad for your mood - it's bad for your health.


Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Evans Scholars volunteer at Hotel Fitness Championship

Three Purdue students are spending the weekend in some of the best seats at the PGA Tour's Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills.


ABC News

Study: Novel Heart Failure Drug Shows Big Promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade - a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.


Michael Kass's CEREMONY Comes to 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival This Weekend

Ceremony, an award winning, critically acclaimed solo show about love, fear and Ayahuasca, written & performed by Michael Kass & directed by Diana Wyenn, is coming to the Chicago Fringe Festival for three performances only: today, August 30 at 4 PM; August 31 at 10 PM; and September 1 at 7 PM.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Theater, Arts

Fri Aug 29, 2014

She Knows

How to get your kids back into the school routine

Carolyn Rahaman is a professional SSAT tutor and contributing writer for Varsity Tutors.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Standardized Testing, Education

Live Science

The Scientific Secret to Strong Relationships

Many people say they live happy and healthy lives when they are involved in meaningful relationships, but it's unclear how people achieve these close and caring relationships, and how such bonds promote well-being.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Evanston, IL

News Max

Terror 'Chatter' on Rise as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches

In the lead up to the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, intelligence officials are seeing a significant rise in "chatter" among terror groups, The Washington Times reported.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Twitter, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers

Chicago Tribune

Cause of ALS is found, Northwestern team says

Researchers at Northwestern University say they have discovered a common cause behind the mysterious and deadly affliction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, that could open the door to an effective treatment.


CBS News

Electric pulses could restore brain connections, jolt memory

Northwestern University researchers say they can enhance memory by applying an electrical current to the outside of the skull.


Report: China Announces Timeline Of Reforming State-owned Enterprises

I am a researcher at Forbes Beijing bureau. I also cover under-the-radar investment opportunities in China for Monitor Global Outlook, the Christian Science Monitor's research service.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

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

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


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

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.


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

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

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