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Math, Biochemistry Major wins Goldwater Scholarship

Northeastern junior Jose Orozco won a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship. Northeastern junior Jose Orozco recently won a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship, an honor that recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Orozco, a mathematics and biochemistry double major, learned of his award last month. No more than 300 students each year win the […]

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Revising a Classical Model of Sympatric Speciation

A snail discovery is promising to shake up the age-old concept of species formation. Northeastern University graduate student Meredith Doellman along with her advisors, Professors Geoff Trussell and Steve Vollmer and John Grahame – a collaborator from the University of Leeds in the UK – have found that a marine periwinkle snail species – also […]

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Fish May Change The Way We Look At Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are devastating, but fish may be the key to finding a cure. Research shows adult fish that sustain a spinal cord injury have the miraculous ability to not only regenerate the spinal cord, these fish see a recovery of function as well – meaning they are able to perform tasks they were […]

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PRISM Helping Students Choose A Career Path In Science

Corinne O’Neill – a freshman biology major – knew that Northeastern University’s PRISM program would help enhance her time here as a student, but she didn’t know how valuable it really would be until attending classes. It all started over the summer as she prepared to head to Northeastern University as an incoming freshman. She […]

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Deaf Cultural Ties Likened To Ethnic Group Bonds

Harlan Lane, distinguished professor of psychology, has coauthored a new book on Deaf culture asserting that sign-language users have many of the characteristics of a distinct ethnic group. “The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry” is an interdisciplinary exploration in Deaf studies, history, cultural anthropology, genetics, sociology and disability. Lane identified a distinct language, […]

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Those Journal Articles Are Not Always Dry

By Prof. Judith Hall of the Northeastern University Psychology Department You might think articles in psychology journals are pretty deadly, and we admit they can be long and technical. But, if you read past the details, you will often find timely and fascinating findings that actually bear on real life. Here is a selection of […]

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Mysteries of Liquid Silicon: To Bond or Not to Bond

For most people, basic science explains that matter can exist in just three simple phases–solid, liquid or gas. But condensed matter physicists are shattering those notions, and a team including Northeastern University scientists is producing research to reveal more complex phase diagrams. Senior Associate Scientist Bernardo Barbiellini-Amidei and Professor Arun Bansil, both of the Department […]

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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. We wondered why, so we asked Professor Mark Williams who teaches biological physics at Northeastern […]

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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 for chemistry, several professional societies—including the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and […]

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