Biology

Animals, advertising, and entrepreneurship—it’s co-​​op on camera

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Alexander Rickert, a biology major, won first place in the 2014 Coolest Co-op Video contest.

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Students find life calling through co-​​op

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Nearly two-​​dozen stu­dents shared their co-​​op expe­ri­ences with their peers at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Spring Co-​​op Expo on Friday in the Raytheon Amphithe­ater.

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The hunger games of genes and microbes

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When the going gets tough in the micro­scopic world of bac­teria, one of the best bets is to form a biofilm, an immo­bile colony of cells that offers pro­tec­tion against harsh con­di­tions.

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3Qs: A new way to battle HIV

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In a paper pub­lished last week in the journal Nature Chem­istry, physics pro­fessor Mark Williams and his team present new research that elu­ci­dates a long-​​held paradox about a pro­tein called APOBEC3G that could trans­form HIV drug discovery.

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The potential pandemic

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespig­nani and his col­lab­o­ra­tors pro­vide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.

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Researchers discover new treatment to cure MRSA infection

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Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis and his team have published a study that presents a novel approach to treat and eliminate MRSA.

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Report shows Northeastern spinoffs help fuel economic growth

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Three Northeastern spinoff companies were highlighted in a recent report by The Science Coalition as examples of how federally funded university research and the companies created from that work can boost the U.S. economy.

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Making science relatable through journalism

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Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato is a science journalist who writes for such outlets as National Geographic, Everyday Health, and Scientific American. She was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

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Research in the Rockies

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Biology and environmental science student Clint Valen­tine is always searching for his next big adven­ture.

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Ancient bacteria go under the lens

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Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobac­teria, which pop­u­late the planet’s waters.

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