Edson Carias is a project coordinator and health policy researcher for the Research on Adverse Drug Events And Reports (RADAR) project and the Prostate Cancer Research project, both led by Dr. Charles L. Bennett of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Mr. Carias has researched quality of reporting of allergic reactions to the chemotherapy drug Taxol. He also interviews prostate cancer patients at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center to assess their quality of life and treatment decision satisfaction. Mr. Carias studied biology at Swarthmore College and plans to pursue a career in medicine, working as a primary health care provider for minority populations.
Many children in the 1960's, like the kindergartner pictured above, were born with phocomelia as a side effect of the drug thalidomide, resulting in the shortening or absence of limbs. (Photo by Leonard McCombe//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
The same scientific research that generates new understanding and innovation also brings unexpected and often breathtaking beauty. Northwestern University's annual scientific images contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science," celebrates and showcases the aesthetic side of research. Images are submitted by Northwestern researchers...
These works were created by students in AP Studio Art at Evanston Township High School. Each student selected one of the winners of the 2016 Scientific Images Contest on which to base their work.... Read More