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When we begin to feel unwell, we may first suspect that a pathogen like bacteria or a virus is making us sick.

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Have you ever tried drinking out of a straw after a mouth-numbing trip to the dentist?

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"Green city planning -- to create green roofs, green parks and deployment of green assets -- in places where we are worried about heat effects is necessary,” said

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games were a chance to celebrate the world’s greatest athletes, who strive to constantly push the boundaries of what the human body is capable.

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Standing in Stanley Field Hall at the Field Museum, volunteer Sarah Tulga holds out a bone to two girls with their mother.

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Quantum physics—the laws that govern the behavior of smallest components of our universe, such as fundamental particles, atoms and molecules—is admittedly a tough subject, a complicated path of intricate mathematics and scientific theory. Those outside the field who brave the journey often find themselves in a confusing place where the classical principles they learned in school no longer apply and the new rules seem…well…a bit unbelievable. In the quantum world, things can be in two places at once? Better yet, they can be two things at once? What???

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Alzheimer’s disease breaks down the brain cells, dismantling memory and mental functions in a slow, brick-by-brick process.

Generating those cells and helping to find a treatment for the disease is the work of Northwestern University neurologist John A. Kessler, MD, a leading researcher and advocate for stem cell research.

The 2017 winners of the annual Northwestern Scientific Images Contest represent advances across a wide range of disciplines including astronomy, medicine, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology.

Judged by an interdisciplinary panel of local artists, scientists and community leaders, each image comes from a Northwestern lab and showcases both the breathtaking beauty and scientific innovation of contemporary research.

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