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Chad Mirkin to receive G.M. Kosolapoff Award

April 20, 2021
Northwestern University’s Chad A. Mirkin will receive the prestigious G.M. Kosolapoff Award for outstanding scientific achievement. The award is presented annually by the Auburn University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in conjunction with the Auburn Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Egg and sperm cell size evolved from competition

April 16, 2021
Early in evolution, competition and natural selection led to distinct groups of large and small gametes, precursors to eggs and sperm cells, which differ vastly in size and number.
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‘Emotional’ reviews predict business success, new study shows

April 08, 2021 – from Northwestern Now
A new study from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and the University of Massachusetts Boston was able to predict the success of movies, commercials, books and restaurants by relying on the “emotionality” of reviews instead of the star rating.
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What’s the impact on transgender youth of Arkansas ban and other legislation?

April 07, 2021
Arkansas became the first state in the U.S. Tuesday to prohibit physicians from providing gender-affirming treatment for trans people under age 18. As legislators target the rights of young transgender people — in gender confirming treatments or surgery and participating in sports — Northwestern University experts weigh in how on discrimination impacts young trans people and what gender-affirming medical care looks like for young people.