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Waa-Mu Show sets a romantic comedy in the City of Lights

February 14, 2023
Northwestern University’s Waa-Mu Show, “Romance en Route,” premieres April 28 and runs through May 7, 2023. The show follows six romantics on a journey through love, loss, heartbreak and self-discovery in the Paris.
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Looks like jewelry, but it’s tracking your every puff

February 14, 2023
A necklace that could help you stop smoking is now on the horizon. Northwestern Medicine researchers have developed a smart neck-worn device resembling a lapis blue pendant that detects a user’s smoking much more reliably than previous systems.
Astere E. Claeyssens Artist in Residence

New visiting artist program at Northwestern to highlight underrepresented theatre works

February 13, 2023
A $3 million gift to Northwestern University will bring to campus high-profile artists focused on telling the stories of underrepresented communities. The gift will establish the Astere E. Claeyssens Artist in Residence, SoC’s first visiting professorship dedicated to expanding the diversity of the school’s theatrical works and curriculum.

With COVID-19 vaccine boosters, one size does not fit all

February 7, 2023
COVID-19 vaccines continue to save lives. But a new paper published today (February 7, 2023) in the journal Vaccines adds important nuance to our understanding of how vaccine protection varies with age, finding that people age 50 and over benefit the most from a booster shot.
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Biosensors change the way water contamination is detected

February 7, 2023
Scientists from Northwestern University have collaborated on the implementation of an accurate, low-cost and easy-to-use test for detecting toxic levels of fluoride in water. The study was co-led by Northwestern anthropologist Sera Young and synthetic biologist Julius Lucks. The new biosensor device developed at Northwestern has been field tested in rural Kenya, providing evidence that water testing for fluoride can be easily used outside of a lab and accurately interpreted by nonexperts.

Contemporary dance showcase returns with world premiere

February 6, 2023
Danceworks, the annual celebration of movement and contemporary dance is back on-stage at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How waste-eating bacteria digest complex carbons

February 6, 2023
Researchers have, for the first time, deciphered the metabolic mechanisms that enable C. testosteroni to digest the seemingly undigestible. This new information could potentially lead to novel biotechnology platforms that harness the bacteria to help recycle plastic waste.