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What you may not know about vertical seawalls

Waterfront homeowners’ efforts represent hundreds of thousands of miniature conservation projects. Understanding how they tick is essential to urban coastal sustainability efforts, according to post-doctoral research fellow Steven Scyphers.

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Three COS Faculty Honored As “Highly Cited Researchers”

The faculty members appear on Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researchers 2014″ list.

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An aquatic adventure resurfaces

It’s been 12 years since research technician Sara Williams first learned of Aquarius. Now she’s getting a chance to visit it herself during Mission 31, a monthlong research dive.

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COS Alumnus earns Fulbright for research in South Africa

Backed by funding from a Fulbright research grant, Dan Marsden, 2013 biochemistry graduate, will study the paternal effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in South Africa.

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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

Graduate student Amanda Dwyer will lead a research project in conjunction with Mission 31, a monthlong underwater expedition led by Fabien Cousteau, in which she’ll examine the dynamics of zooplankton on coral reefs.

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Students join push to end neglected tropical diseases

A group of North­eastern stu­dents has joined the cru­sade to bring an end to the 17 neglected trop­ical dis­eases that affect more than 1 bil­lion people around the world. Called NEU END7, the group has been working since October to raise aware­ness of NTDs and help erad­i­cate the seven most common trop­ical infec­tions by 2020.

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3Qs: Listen to the words

Joanne Miller, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Psychology, was recently recognized for her pioneering research on human language processing in the field of speech perception.

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What’s In A Grunt?

New research by psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett suggests that different cultures do not hear the same emotions when they hear the same sounds. The “emotional grammar” of language is instead shaped by culture and local circumstances.

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3Qs: Gender balance in biomedical research

A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.

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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

As part of a month-long underwater research mission, graduate student Allison Matzelle will lead a project studying the flow of energy through one of the oldest organisms in the world: the giant barrel sponge.

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