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A Global Push To Unlock The Genome

A Northeastern chemistry professor is a leader in the international effort to advance the understanding of human genetics and genomics by assigning each of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes for in-depth study by research groups in different countries. William

World-Renowned Statistical Physicist Alessandro Vespignani Is The Weatherman of Network Science

In 2009, the newly appointed Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor of Physics — with appointments in the College of Science, College of Computer and Information Science and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences — developed a computational model that accurately

Targeting Diseases Beyond Our Borders

Northeastern University researchers recently returned from a four-day workshop in Kenya, where they worked with local health experts to develop strategies for combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) throughout the African nation. Principal investigator Richard Wamai, an assistant professor of public health

For Marine Biology Students, A Sea Change

As part of the Three Seas program at Northeastern University, student Stephanie June partook in a diving expedition to examine coral reefs off the coast of Panama. But her fondest memory of the underwater excursion had nothing to do with

Her ‘Musical Awakening’

Six years ago, Sabrina Rabello, a postdoctoral research associate for Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research, began playing the piano to escape from the “very introspective” world of applied mathematics. But what began as an escape has blossomed into a

Using Math To Explore The Universe

Alina Marian, a new associate professor of mathematics in Northeastern University’s College of Science, thinks of geometry not just the study of shapes but a look into heart of the universe and its origins. “It’s the most abstract end of

Shaking Up The Heme Molecule

Experimenters at Northeastern University and Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique for studying the vibrational properties of a protein at low frequencies. The team of researchers, led by Northeastern University physics Prof. Tim Sage, found a way to

Ice Cream, But Hold The Ice

For making economical ice cream, liquid nitrogen certainly isn’t the best choice. But for the budding chemist looking to make a tasty treat from scratch — and draw a sizable crowd on campus while doing it — it beats plain

Developing Bacterial Robots For Hazardous Duty

Northeastern University biology professor Joseph Ayers is part of a team of scientists who have received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to create a fleet of micro-robots designed to locate explosive compounds from hundreds of

Youths Shore Up Their Science Knowledge

From the coastal shores of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center (MSC) in Nahant, Mass., high school students this summer found themselves contributing to a massive global mission to assess ocean life. The experiential learning opportunity for the young biologists was part of

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