Biology

Three College of Science students named Goldwater Scholars

From left, Gregory Allan, a third-year dual major in electrical engineering and physics, Tushar Swamy, a fourth-year dual major in electrical engineering and physics, and Theo Bowe, a third-year biology major, were named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship honors highly qualified science, math, and engineering students by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Photo by Brooks Canady

Three North­eastern Uni­ver­sity students—Theo Bowe, S’16, Tushar Swamy, E’15, and Greg Allan, E’16—have been selected to receive the pres­ti­gious Barry M. Gold­water Scholarship.

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3Qs: A new path to curing chronic Lyme disease

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University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.

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The wonder of human movement

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Biology and physics professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.

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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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Posted in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

The hunger games of genes and microbes

Yunrong Chai

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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