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Examining the persistence and progression of substance use disorders in delinquent youth

Using data from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, Linda Teplin of Northwestern University will examine the persistence and progression of substance use disorders -- including opioid use disorder -- in delinquent youth in a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Seattle on Friday, Feb. 14.
Tags: Health, Seattle, Northwestern University, Linda Teplin


Northwestern researcher examines substance use disorders in at-risk youth

Using data from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, Linda Teplin of Northwestern University will examine the persistence and progression of substance use disorders -- including opioid use disorder -- in delinquent youth in a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Seattle on Friday, Feb. 14.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Northwestern University, Linda Teplin


Amazon's annual filing reveals it loaded up on private company stock while scaling back acquisitions last year — a change that may help as regulators crack down on the tech giant (AMZN)

Amazon spent roughly $2.2 billion in cash on minority investments last year, nearly quadrupling from the year-ago period, according to company filings. It now owns a record $2.6 billion worth of private company stock, an over six-fold increase from the previous year, filings show. Meanwhile, Amazon cut back on acquisitions last year, spending only $315 million, after a two-year record run of spending over $15 billion on buying other companies. The change reflects a potential shift in Amazon's ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, China, US, Trends, Federal Trade Commission, Northwestern University, Murphy, University of Wisconsin Madison, Aurora, Madrona Ventures, AMZN, Andrew Murphy, Matt McIlwain, McIlwain


Warren Buffett's right-hand man trashes the metric Uber is using for its ambitious plan to be profitable by the end of 2020 (UBER)

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's business partner at Berkshire Hathaway, said that EBITDA, an accounting method that differs from GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles), is an inaccurate way to measure profits. "I don't like when investment bankers talk about EBITDA, which I call bulls--- earnings," Munger said, according to a CNBC report.  Uber said earlier this month that it expects to be profitable by the end of 2020, using EBITDA as a metric for that prediction. Experts have told ...
Tags: Uber, Trends, SEC, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Cnbc, Business Insider, Northwestern University, EBITDA, GAAP, Troy Wolverton, Munger, Charlie Munger Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger Warren Buffet, Phillip Braun, CNBC EBITDA


Casting light on the brain's inner workings

A team of engineers from University of Arizona, George Washington University and Northwestern University have created an ultra-small, wireless, battery-free device that uses light to record individual neurons so neuroscientists can see how the brain is working.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University, University of Arizona George Washington University


Biological toolkit will help researchers design new functions in mammalian cells

A new synthetic biology toolkit developed at Northwestern University will help researchers design mammalian cells with new functionalities.
Tags: Health, Northwestern University


The Science and Art of Best Answer B2B Marketing Content

As a marketer, I love experiencing the inner dynamics of our profession from the other side. Our agency talks so much about the value of delivering best answer content and fully satisfying a searcher’s curiosities; recently I experienced this value first-hand. Let’s set the stage. A couple weeks ago I was mindlessly flipping through channels on cable TV and I came across an old favorite: Alien , the 1979 sci-fi horror flick from director Ridley Scott.  This classic film also had ...
Tags: Google, Seo, B2b Marketing, Content Marketing, Ridley Scott, Toprank Marketing, Northwestern University, Joyce, John Joyce, B2b Content Marketing, Best Answer Strategy, Best Answer Content, Brennan Industries, Birdie Zepeda, B2B marketing content strategy


Accelerating chemical reactions without direct contact with a catalyst

Northwestern University researchers demonstrate a chemical reaction produced through an intermediary created by a separate chemical reaction, findings that could impact environmental remediation and fuel production.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back

The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, London, News, Cdc, China, New York City, Uncategorized, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Middle East, Athens, Ibm, Watson, Cctv


Let Us Step Into the Magic of This ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ Video That Went Viral on TikTok for an Understandable Reason

The Northwestern University Wildcats basketball team is having a great year. Not only are they making a splash on the court, making their way on to the AP Poll for the first time in four years, but a video a few of the team’s players made a fun video that is going viral on TikTok. The video features a group of players recreating the song from a “Potter Puppet Pals” video that went viral back in 2007. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s a low-production value puppet show starring hand puppet...
Tags: Home Depot, News, Uncategorized, Viral, Harry Potter, Indiana University, Northwestern University, J K Rowling, Bloomington, Ron Weasley, Onetime, Snape Snape Severus Snape, Tiktok, Clickmonsters, Northwestern University Wildcats, Byrdy Galernik


Let Us Step Into the Magic of This ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ Video Capturing Everyone’s Imagination on TikTok

The Northwestern University Wildcats basketball team is having a great year. Not only are they making a splash on the court, making their way on to the AP Poll for the first time in four years, but a video a few of the team’s players made a fun video that is going viral on TikTok. The video features a group of players recreating the song from a “Potter Puppet Pals” video that went viral back in 2007. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s a low-production value puppet show starring hand puppet...
Tags: Home Depot, News, Uncategorized, Viral, Harry Potter, Indiana University, Northwestern University, J K Rowling, Bloomington, Ron Weasley, Onetime, Snape Snape Severus Snape, Tiktok, Clickmonsters, Northwestern University Wildcats, Byrdy Galernik


Racial discrimination in mortgage market persistent over last four decades

A new Northwestern University analysis finds that racial disparities in the mortgage market suggest that discrimination in loan denial and cost has not declined much over the previous 30 to 40 years, yet discrimination in the housing market has decreased during the same time period.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


Stressed-out dust is sharing antibiotic resistance genes

A new Northwestern University study is the first to find that bacteria living in household dust can spread antibiotic resistance genes. Although most bacteria are harmless, the researchers believe these genes could potentially spread to pathogens, making infections more difficult to treat.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


Getting Your Hands Dirty (Performing Microtonal Choral Music, Part 2)

Emotionalist Preamble As a choir director, the majority of my experience is with youth and amateur ensembles. Thus, I usually deal with a different set of concerns and priorities than many readers of NMBx might. Choirs are in it for the community. The first thing to know about choirs below the professional level is that, in my firm belief, we are in it for the community above all. There is pride in the technical execution, too, of course! But much more so, it’s about conveying emotion, and exp...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Maria, New England, Msp, Reinhart, San Juan, Northwestern University, Sims, Kyrie, Poulenc, Carrillo, MISA, Ben Johnston, Julián Carrillo, Jacob Collier


Can psychedelics help treat pain?

Pharmacology professor Richard J. Miller is hopeful for the resurgence in clinical studies of psychedelics.Ibogaine, used in France for decades, is making a comeback in potentially helping curb addiction and treat pain. Psychedelics were deemed illegal for political and not medical reasons, an error we are reinvestigating. None With all the hype regarding the potential for psychedelics to help treat anxiety and depression, with the potential to replace or coexist with SSRIs, there are yet more ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, France, New York City, Africa, America, Chicago, Chemistry, Medical Research, Innovation, Addiction, Fda, Albany, Miller, Derek


Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth

The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. Scientists have studied these worms for decades to better understand fundamental principles of natural regeneration and repair. One mechanism that is yet unknown is how organisms like these control the proportional scaling of tissue during regeneration. Now, Northwestern University molecular biologists have identified the beginnings of a genetic s...
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


Rutgers to Name Its First Black President, School Official Says

Jonathan Holloway, the provost at Northwestern University, is expected to be introduced by the school on Tuesday.
Tags: News, New Jersey, Northwestern University, Rutgers, Holloway, Jonathan Holloway, Colleges and Universities, Yale College, The State University of New Jersey, Jonathan S (1967-


New neutron detector can fit in your pocket

Researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new material that opens doors for a new class of neutron detectors. The semiconductor-based detector is highly efficient, stable, and can be used both in small, portable devices for field inspections and very large detectors that use arrays of crystals.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warns that technological progress hasn't led to broad economic growth the way experts thought, and 'quite frankly, I'm worried' (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is worried the technological advancements of the past decade aren't translating into broad economic growth, the way that the Industrial Revolution did. Nadella cited concerns from economic Robert Gordon, who has argued the so-called "Digital Revolution" is not acting as a profound catalyst for growth across industries despite what "techno-optimists" say. "In the 2010s, in spite of quote-unquote 'all of this progress in technology,' it's not showing up in broad-spect...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, United States, Northwestern University, Gordon, Nadella, Robert Gordon, Nicholas Carlson, Digital Revolution, Gordon -RSB


Need knee replacement surgery? Get it before it's too late, study says

A study conducted by Northwestern University found that most patients who would benefit from knee replacement are taking too long to undergo surgery,         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Northwestern University


From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


Chromatin organizes itself into 3D 'forests' in single cells

Scientists are increasingly interested in the function of chromatin -- a mix of DNA and protein within chromosomes -- and its role in disease. Using mathematical modeling and optical imaging they developed themselves, Northwestern University researchers now have discovered how chromatin folds at the single-cell level. They found it folds into a variety of tree-like domains spaced along a chromatin backbone. These small and large areas are like a mixed forest of trees growing from the forest floo...
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


Nanomaterial fabric destroys nerve agents in battlefield-relevant conditions

Northwestern University scientists have successfully combined a nanomaterial effective at destroying toxic nerve agents with textile fibers. This new composite material one day could be integrated into protective suits and face masks for use by humans facing hazardous conditions, such as chemical warfare. The material, a zirconium-based metal-organic framework, degrades in minutes some of the most toxic chemical agents known to mankind: VX and soman (GD), a more toxic relative of sarin.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


How You And Your Staff Can Stand Out In The New Relationship Economy

by John DiJulius, president of The DiJulius Group and author of “The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age“ Today’s high-tech, low-touch way of doing business has created a backlash. While advancing technology adds efficiencies and puts more information at customers’ fingertips, the disruptive force happening today in business is relationship building.    To stand out in the new Relationship Economy, businesses need to teach staff what kindness loo...
Tags: Startups, Ford, Jason, Chicago Cubs, Bermuda, Northwestern University, Building Relationships, Professionalisms, John DiJulius, Relationship Economy, DiJulius Group, Ritz Carlton Lexus Starbucks Progressive Insurance


Google’s AI Bested Doctors in Detecting Breast Cancer in Mammograms

While there has been controversy over when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer using mammograms, studies consistently show that screening can lead to earlier detection of the disease, when it’s more treatable. So improving how effectively mammograms can detect abnormal growths that could be cancerous is a priority in the field. AI could play a role in accomplishing that—computer-based machine learning might help doctors to read mammograms more accurately. In a study pub...
Tags: Google, UK, News, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Uncategorized, Northwestern University, Google Research, Google health, Artifical Intelligence, Etemadi, Embargoed Study, MSFTAI2019, U K Reading, Mozziyar Etemadi, Shravya Shetty


Montreal Canadiens’ Prospects at the World Juniors

The World Junior Hockey Championship is the best showcase for young players either drafted or undrafted. It’s a Christmas tradition to watch Team Canada go for gold starting on boxing day, and this year will be no different in my house. The tournament is also a great chance for organizations to see their prospects play against the best competition they can, and if they can take their games to another level. It’s a lot of games in a short amount of time, and can make for high-drama, high-inte...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Montreal Canadiens, Northwestern University, University Of Wisconsin, Canadiens, HARRIS


Why Does Starbucks Melt Conservative Brains?

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) had an important warning to share on Tuesday: A Starbucks manager in North Carolina was firing employees for saying “Merry Christmas,” a sure sign to him of future persecution against Christians.There was just one problem. The supposed Starbucks manager, who tweeted from the account @MuellerDad69, was not a Starbucks manager at all but a co-host of the lefty humor podcast “Eat The Rich.” The trolly tweet should have been an obvious joke. But King was the latest conservativ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, California, America, Barack Obama, Howard Schultz, Fox News, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Christian, North Carolina, Donald Trump, King, New York University, Trump


Simple, new test can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water

Northwestern University synthetic biologists developed a simple, inexpensive new test that can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water.
Tags: Health, Northwestern University


Simple test could prevent fluoride-related disease

Northwestern University synthetic biologists developed a simple, inexpensive new test that can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water.
Tags: Science, Northwestern University


FALLOPIAN TUBE DAMAGE AND FIBRIA DAMAGE - INFERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40: Adhesions Cause Fallopian Tube Damage To Fimbria Those mysterious fallopian tubes.So small, but so important to getting pregnant. If you recall, you may have learned about this in your anatomy class. The fallopian tubes have little finger like projections called fimbria. These may get damaged with scar tissue from infections or endometriosis which can contribute to infertility. This article explains more about fallopian tubes:The health of the fallopian tubes--named ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, Sandy Robertson, Gabriele Customize, Fertility Bracelet Fallopio, Edmond Confino, In Vitro Fertilization Program