Professor Profile: The DNA Stretcher

DNA is in all of us. It’s what we’re made of. Every kind of science is being applied to better understand the material of life. Physicists, for example, are trying to stretch and prod DNA to see how it responds.

Drug Discovery Research Takes Professors To India

Three chemistry professors from Northeastern University are traveling to India this week to discuss their work in the field of drug discovery. International Year of Chemistry 2011 has been designated the International Year of Chemistry. To mark this exciting year

After Peru, It’s Can-Do

Shadowing doctors, dressing wounds and administering antibiotics on co-op at a public health clinic in Cusco, Peru, inspired Northeastern University student Shane Smith to consider a new challenge: medical school. “I would recommend international co-op to any student who’s not

Professor Mabrouk Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The College of Science at Northeastern University is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Patricia A. Mabrouk as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Mabrouk is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, with a research interest

COS Introduces Communications Coordinator Lori Lennon

The College of Science is delighted to welcome Lori Lennon as our full-time Senior Writer and Communications Coordinator. For the past 5-and-a-half years, Lori worked at WBZ-TV as a Web producer. Before that, she was a TV and Web producer

A Cellular Roadmap For Medical Researchers

Advances in network science to map the complexity of human cells promises to offer significant new resources for health professionals striving to cure disease, according to a new paper coauthored by Albert-László Barabási, a world-renowned network scientist at Northeastern University.

White Papers On COS Research Initiatives

Experience Science Northeastern 2015 First deadline 2/25/2011 Dear Faculty Colleagues, For the next step in our College of Science strategic planning exercise, I am soliciting short “white papers” on research initiatives. These white papers will be seeds for open discussion of

Brain Biology May Dictate Social Networks

A new study by a Northeastern University researcher and her colleagues indicates that the size of a certain part of the human brain plays a significant role in determining the breadth of social relationships. Scientists found that the amygdala, a

Bird-Watching Lessons

What do emus, ostriches, and humans have in common? Similar walking and running mechanics and the ability to use energy efficiently, according to a new study coauthored by Northeastern University researcher Richard Marsh. The study links the muscle function of

Shedding Light On A Protein, And A Future

While on a research co-op in London, senior Brendon Kellner investigated the inner workings of certain proteins through state-of-the-art ultrafast lasers. These lasers generate light pulses for only a tiny fraction of a second, but the impact of his experiential

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