- Recent research shows that providing aid to people living in extreme poverty helps elevate their livelihoods, even after the aid is removed.
- In the most recent global outbreak, the Ebola virus underwent mutations, but it did not mutate more quickly than it has in the past.
- The European Commission is establishing a committee of seven researchers from all over the world, which will offer advice on science policy.
- India now has a relaxed stance regarding the testing of GMO crops, which may have long-lasting impacts on the way in which the country approaches agriculture.
- The New York Times Magazine has a very powerful piece about a woman with Alzheimer’s Disease who decides to end her own life before the disease takes over. A must read.
- A new podcast, asks what will happen if babies are produced from external, artificial wombs.
- What happens to our bodies when we die? A Mosaic article explores the changes in the bacteria in different parts of our bodies once our hearts stop beating.
- Why do males have higher rates of suicides than females?
- NPR talks to Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner, about providing public health services to the most vulnerable residents in the city.
- The state of Illinois is carefully monitoring its bird populations in the wake of an avian flu outbreak.
- Earlville, Illinois, is wrapped up in a controversy about fracking and its possible health implications.
- Chicago health inspections failed to evaluate 300 Chicago-area day cares last year, due to human error.
- NU professor Teresa Woodruff, who studies women’s health, has helped launch the Illinois Men’s Health Registry in order to better understand sex differences.
- Northwestern has broken ground on its newest expansion, a new biomedical research center.
- NU research has helped improve treatments for stroke patients.