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Laser Show — For A Cure

by Angela Herring The naturally occurring antibiotic Actinomycin D (ActD) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a chemotherapy drug in 1964 and has been widely used for nearly 50 years to treat a variety of tumor types.

How We Move: A Better Predictive Model For Human Mobility Patterns

by Angela Herring “It’s human nature to want the greatest outcome for the least amount of work,” says Filippo Simini a post-doctorate researcher in Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research, directed by Albert-László Barabási. Simini is quoting the American linguist

3Qs: Understanding The Potential Impact Of The H5N1 Virus

Last year, in an effort to understand the biology of H5N1, two independent research groups successfully engineered the lethal avian flu virus to be transmissible between mammals, and perhaps among humans. At the end of January, the research community, including

Aging Studies Suggest Older People Are Happier

We get wrinkles. Our hair turns gray, or we lose it altogether. Our job prospects diminish and our chances of incurring disease increase. Researchers across the globe focus their efforts on increasing our life span because so many of us

Journey To A Super Battery

Are you tired of constantly having to plug in your laptop? Research being conducted by Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee may make our dependence on outlet power a thing of the past.

Dissecting Drowned Drumlin Fields

Earth and environmental sciences associate professor Peter Rosen said Boston Harbor is home to the nation’s only “drowned drumlin field,” a group of elongated hills formed under glacial ice. He addressed roughly 100 students, faculty, staff and community members at the

From The Crime Lab To The Chemistry Lab

Adam Hall began his master’s degree program in chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern while performing instrumental analyses on samples in the Massachusetts State Police crime lab. “Tuesdays and Thursdays were drug days,” he recalls. Narcotics officers, who live under-cover on the

Forecasting The Spread Of Emerging Diseases

If we can forecast the path of a hurricane or even the trajectory of a subatomic particle, why shouldn’t we also be able to forecast the spread of an emerging disease? That is the question Alessandro Vespignani, who was installed

3Qs: Physicists Push For Underground Testing Facility

by Angela Herring Pran Nath, the Matthews Distinguished Professor of Physics at Northeastern University, is among a group of leading theoretical physicists who have asked the Department of Energy to develop a large underground neutrino facility to maintain U.S. leadership

Bringing Chemistry To Music

Shortly after receiving tenure more than a decade ago, Northeastern University professor David Budil was teaching Schrödinger’s wave equation to a class of physical chemistry students. To explain the concept that a higher harmonic of a fundamental wave corresponds to

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