Reading the genetic blueprint

Is the day coming when knowledge of the genetics behind human diseases will point the way to cures?
At the next STEM Café – “The Human Blueprint” – NIU associate professor of biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how

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How to save a brain

Imagine getting lost in your own home or neighborhood. Imagine feeling disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there.
For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders or trauma – and more Americans than ever are diagnosed with these conditions

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Robot revolution

Our robots are getting smarter. Should we be excited or scared?
At the next STEM Café, “RoboRevolution: The Future of Sentient Machines at Home and in the Workplace,” two NIU thinkers will explore the many ways cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence are changing

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NIU visionaries

Finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. Improving incubators for premature babies. Inventing a new type of solar cell.
These are just a few of the exciting innovations of NIU faculty and staff who were honored recently during the Research and Innovation

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International Affairs announces 11 Cobb Fellowship recipients

NIU International Affairs has announced a record 11 Cobb Fellowships this year.
The fellowships will allow NIU faculty to establish new collaborations through travel to international destinations, including China, Kenya, Israel, Madagascar, Myanmar and South Korea.
“Cobb fellowships stimulate collaboration across borders to facilitate

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Sharon Moskowitz, an NIU graduate student, and Matt Wilson, assistant professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders.

College of Education panelists talk concussions

According to a 2013 report released by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, the reported number of individuals aged 19 and younger treated in U.S. emergency departments for concussions and other non-fatal, sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries increased from

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