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3Qs: New clues to unlocking the genome

Last week, Nature Mag­a­zine, Genome Research and Genome Biology pub­lished 30 papers on break­through research that will change the face of genetics.

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Northeastern’s Barnett Institute Announces Formation of Leading Analytics Company, BioAnalytix, LLC

Biologic drugs represent one of the most important and fastest growing areas in healthcare today, and especially as these biopharmaceuticals begin to come off patent and developers prepare for biosimilars to hit the market, there is a growing need for advanced analytics throughout the drug development process.

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Prof. Wanunu Receives $825K Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute

Northeastern University physics Prof. Meni Wanunu has received an $825,000 award from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)—an organization that supports the development of technologies to dramatically reduce the cost of DNA sequencing in an effort to broaden the applications of genomic information in medical research and health care.

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Trusty robot helps us understand human social cues

You’re not sure why, but you don’t trust that guy. You wouldn’t give him a buck because you’re pretty sure he wouldn’t return the favor. What is it about him? Can you put your finger on it?

Heather Littlefield

3Qs: Not your mother’s neologisms

Oxford Dic­tio­naries Online, the online-​​only sub­sidiary of the Oxford Eng­lish Dic­tio­nary, recently added sev­eral words to its data­base that high­light our wide­spread usage of dig­ital lan­guage in everyday con­ver­sa­tion.

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Freshman seeks to merge service with science

As a high school freshman in India, Jigar Mehta started a small non­profit orga­ni­za­tion called Give a Week, which engaged stu­dents in com­mu­nity ser­vice projects for one week each month.

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Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett Elected to Royal Society of Canada

The College of Science would like to congratulation Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett who was recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

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Study: After 2,500 Years, Dead Coral Reef Comes Back To Life

A new study featured in Science suggests that coral may be able to recover from disaster.

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Manipulating The Microbiome

The human microbiome is one of the most complex communities of species on the planet. It is the collection of all the microbial organisms in our bodies, the number of which is about 10 times greater than that of our

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Collaborating to Fight Cancer with Knowledge

Researchers at Northeastern University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have long recognized and taken advantage of the complementary strengths of the two institutions. “Our collaboration with Dana-Farber has been rich over the years,” said Stephen Zoloth, Northeastern’s dean of academic

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