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Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize

A precedent was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago on Wednesday. The NLRB decided that football players from Northwestern University had the right to form a union. This would allow Northwestern football players to be the first labor union in college sports. NLRB Regional Director in Chicago, Peter Ohr, ruled that “all scholarship football players” at …

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Northwestern Wounded Warrior Uniforms Create Controversy [IMAGE]

Every year since 2009 a handful of college football teams wear special Under Armour uniforms for a game as part of the Wounded Warrior Project. Northwestern University is participating this year by wearing a special uniform on November 16. Usually the Wounded Warrior uniforms are widely respected, but the uniform Northwestern will be wearing has garnered a lot of criticism. …

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Nebraska Hail Mary Defeats Northwestern [Video]

Nebraska pulled the ultimate miracle in their game yesterday, sending up a Nebraska Hail Mary in order to defeat Northwestern. The game ended when Nebraska’s quarterback Ron Kellog III threw up a desperation attempt to the end-zone and the pass was tipped and caught by Jordan Westerkamp. The touchdown was scored with no time left in the game, and the …

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Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain?

“Mind over matter” is advice that seems to come up again and again these days. Can this advice be helpful even with something as brutally overwhelming as chronic pain? Well, according to new research much of the pain is wired in the brain. A recent study conducted by Ali R. Mansour and A. Vania Apkarian from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School …

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Colon Cancer Cells “Two-Faced,” Shows Study

A new study has revealed a group of colon cancer cells that can either suppress or promote tumor growth. Researchers stated that these “two-faced” cells are a subset of T-regulatory (Treg) cells that are known to suppress immune response. The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, also showed that the two-faced cells were differentiated in their cancer growth …

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HIV Test For Babies Tested For Developing Nations

A clinical trial of a new HIV drug test could improve the lives of both mothers and children in developing nations. The test delivers results in under one hour – far faster than conventional tests – and researchers hope it will increase the rate at which HIV positive infants are diagnosed and treated. The pending trial was announced this week …

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Scientists Use Neuroprosthesis to Move Paralyzed Hand

Scientists at Northwestern University have created brain-machine technology that will deliver brain signals directly to muscles, bypassing the spinal chord. This technology may one day help paralysis victims regain muscle control. The research was done on monkeys by measuring brain signals as they used their hand to perform simple tasks like grasping and dropping a ball. They used the information …

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