American Chemical Society Awards

Chemistry student group earns chemical society’s high honor

North­eastern University’s stu­dent chapter of the Amer­ican Chem­ical Society has been des­ig­nated as “out­standing,” the highest honor bestowed upon a uni­ver­sity by the world’s largest sci­en­tific society.

James Monaghan

Using Salamanders to Study Regeneration

Dr. James Monaghan, an assistant professor of regeneration biology at Northeastern University, has been studying the Mexican axolotl salamander’s amazing regenerative properties to discover the cellular and genetic basis of tissue regeneration — findings that could have a huge impact on regenerative medicine.


New Chemistry Professor Researching Better Ways To Treat Cancer

It has been a whirlwind 10 months for new Northeastern University professor Carla Mattos. She moved to Boston, set up a new lab in structural biology, and won a highly competitive grant for a piece of new equipment that will expand research opportunities for the entire Northeastern community.

Latika Menon

Titania nanotubes go commercial

Seven years ago, physics pro­fessor Latika Mennon’s first grad­uate stu­dent said he wanted to “change the world.”


Psychology Professor Talks Science of Compassion at PopTech

When someone is victimized, do you see yourself in them in some manner? It could be why you feel compassion toward them.

Fall Foliage

Open House Fall 2012

The Open House presentation by Dean J. Murray Gibson.


Global Health Initiative to address neglected tropical diseases

Ninety per­cent of global health­care and med­ical research money is spent on dis­eases that affect only 10 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion, according to Michael Pol­lastri, a pro­fessor of chem­istry and chem­ical biology who spoke at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Col­lo­quium last Friday.

Story Banner Melloni

A complicated link between aggression and antidepressant drugs

Nearly half a mil­lion chil­dren in the U.S. take anti­de­pres­sants. In 2007, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion released a warning for flu­ox­e­tine, one of the most highly pre­scribed psy­chi­atric med­ica­tions.

Story Banner Melloni

Release: Fluoxetine Increases Aggressive Behavior, Affects Brain Development Among Adolescent Hamsters

Fluoxetine was the first drug approved by the FDA for major depressive disorder (MDD) in children and adolescents, and to this date, it remains one of only two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) registered for treatment of MDD in children and adolescents, despite reports that indicate this class of drugs is associated with side effects, such as agitation, hostility and aggression.

Steven Scyphers

Scientists study seawalls on the seashore

Oyster reefs and sandy beaches have his­tor­i­cally bor­dered many pic­turesque coast­lines. But in an effort to pre­vent ero­sion, coastal devel­opers are increas­ingly replacing these living shore­lines with rocks and seawalls.

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