Skip to main content

Latest Releases

Find our latest releases below. After searching, you can view the most recent releases by clearing the search.

Browse experts on:

Search Results

heart disease

Studying the role of inflammation in heart disease

April 22, 2024
Northwestern Medicine scientists have been selected to lead one of only three research centers nationally as part of a $15 million American Heart Association (AHA) research initiative studying the role of inflammation in heart disease.
gamma ray burst

Brightest gamma-ray burst of all time came from the collapse of a massive star

April 12, 2024
In 2022, astronomers discovered the brightest gamma-ray burst (GRB) of all time. Now, astronomers confirm that a ‘normal’ supernova, the telltale sign of a stellar collapse, accompanied the GRB. The team also looked for signatures of heavy elements like gold and platinum in the supernova. They found no evidence of such elements, deepening the mystery of their origins.

The Waa-Mu Show takes a new approach to an old tradition

April 5, 2024
Northwestern University presents “The 93rd Annual Waa-Mu Show: Taken Away, A Musical Trilogy” April 26 through May 5 in Cahn Auditorium. Rather than a single, longer-format musical, student writers and the cast have collaboratively shaped a trilogy of short-form musicals around a common theme — loss and the poignant exploration of something being taken away.
steller collisions

Stellar collisions produce strange, zombie-like survivors

April 4, 2024
Densely packed, fast-moving stars at the Milky Way’s center can collide with each other. New research uses simulations to explore the outcomes of these collisions. Some collisions are more like ‘violent high fives’ while others are 'eat their neighbors.'

Questions about your radiation therapy? Ask Chat GPT

April 2, 2024
A new Northwestern Medicine study tested a specially designed ChatGPT to see if it could successfully provide answers to patients’ common questions about radiation oncology. Patients may be too overwhelmed to address all their concerns during a clinical visit or forget what the physician told them.