• Sunscreen applied to hands

    About 40 percent of the top selling sunscreens on Amazon.com don’t meet the American Academy of Dermatology's guidelines for sunscreens. This was largely due to a lack of water or sweat resistance, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

  • Graduates wave to their loved ones at commencement

    More than 21,000 people gathered under sunny skies for Northwestern’s 158th Commencement ceremony at Ryan Field to celebrate the Class of 2016. One of the nation’s best-known comedians, alumnus Seth Meyers had the stadium of graduates and their loved ones laughing out loud throughout his address.

  • Computer generated image of gravitational waves

    For the second time in history, an international team of scientists and engineers, including Northwestern University astrophysicists and a laser scientist, has detected gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- and a pair of colliding black holes.

  • Big data surrounding the globe

    The tsunami of data pouring into Northwestern today, powered by extraordinary recent advances in computer speed and capacity, is transforming scholarship and changing the way this institution conducts research, teaches students, solves problems, promotes learning and extends the frontiers of human knowledge.

Divvy bike stationNorthwestern’s partnership with City of Evanston brings 100 Bikes, 10 Stations to town
Students work with spinal cord injury victim to help him fish againChicago Tribune story features human-centered design and communication course
Yoga class exercisingSelf-reported memory problems in survivors linked to high stress regardless of treatment

Increase may be due to more lax screening or more aggressive disease

New study reveals that even before infants can talk, language shapes their cognition

Series to focus on law’s role within the changing global, societal and technological landscapes

Intensive course will train students to become professional web developers

Widely accepted screening guidelines don’t identify many patients with diabetes and prediabetes

Researchers are first to discover two distinct populations of dopamine neurons

SummerStage 2016 at the Wirtz Center will present Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play!’