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Adding The Flavor To Food Science

by Jason Kornwitz Northeastern University network scientists debunked the food-pairing hypothesis, which is based on the principle that foods sharing flavor compounds taste better together. North American and Western European cuisines tend to use ingredients that share flavor compounds, while

3Qs: Searching For The “Holy Grail” Of Physics

Researchers at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, reported earlier this week they are getting closer to discovering the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that scientists believe will explain why everything in the universe has mass. The Higgs boson

Research Partnership To Focus on Infrared Imaging

The Electronic Materials Research Institute (eMRI) at Northeastern University has signed a three-year cooperative research agreement with the United States Army Research Laboratory at Adelphi, Md., to design graphene-based technology for use in low-cost infrared imaging applications for the military.

Recipe For Success

Analyzing the lipid content of dried animal skin on co-op last summer with the University of Crete in Greece has inspired fourth-year chemistry major Victoria Ronga to pursue a career as a food chemist. “I had a mindset that I was

A Meeting Of The Minds

People are happiest in warm weather, but grow considerably unhappier as humidity levels rise, according to an analysis of the language of some 1.3 billion tweets by Northeastern University computer science PhD candidate Aniko Hannah. “We can predict people’s moods with

World-Renowned Researcher Elected To The Academy of Europe

World-renowned statistical physicist Alessandro Vespignani has been elected to the physics and engineering sciences branch of the Academy of Europe for his research on the spread of epidemics. Members of the academy — which promotes learning, education and research —

Smashing Photons Into Matter

Northeastern University physics professor Arun Bansil has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the United States Department of Energy to develop the next generation of theoretical tools to understand what happens when photons are smashed into materials that transform

Nanotechnology’s Reach, From Swords To Solar Cells

Nanotechnology may be an emerging field of study, but it’s actually been around for a number of centuries, said Murray Gibson, founding dean of the College of Science at Northeastern University. To make swords, blacksmiths would bang away at iron

Neutralizing HIV Function

Northeastern researchers have played a key role in studying how antibodies that neutralize HIV function are structured, a further step in ongoing global efforts by scientists to develop a vaccine for the pandemic virus that causes AIDS. Working under the leadership

In Biotech And Health Sciences, Values Above All Else

Mark Levin, who has built and operated biotechnology companies for more than 25 years, says new businesses must strive to create value. “That’s the most important thing,” said the co-founder and partner of the venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures,

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