Two College of Science Students Named Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars 2013

Lauren Byrnes and Hollis Thomann have received Ful­bright Schol­ar­ships for 2013–2014.

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Posted in Biology, Linguistics, Psychology

Northeastern’s Biochemistry Club Wins National Award

Horia Varlan

Congratulations to the Northeastern University Biochemistry Club for receiving the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Undergraduate Affiliate Network Outstanding National Chapter Award.

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Posted in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Congratulations To Two Outstanding Graduate Students

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The College of Science would like to congratulate Gregory Peim and Catherine Matassa.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences, Physics

Meet Joey Ostreicher, a College of Science Twitter Ambassador

Joey Ostreicher is a junior biology major on the pre-veterinary track. She is also a College of Science Twitter Ambassador.

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Posted in Advisories, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Study: Antibiotics are unique assassins

Kim Lewis

In recent years, a body of pub­li­ca­tions in the micro­bi­ology field has chal­lenged all pre­vious knowl­edge of how antibi­otics kill bac­teria.

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Posted in Biology

The brakes of inflammation

Michail Sitkovsky

In the last few decades, sci­en­tists have come to attribute an immuno­log­ical expla­na­tion to many can­cers.

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Posted in Biology

Researchers transcend boundaries for science


Throughout the 179th annual meeting of the Amer­ican Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence, North­eastern fac­ulty led pre­sen­ta­tions high­lighting their work to address real-​​world chal­lenges in areas ranging from health to tech­nology to sus­tain­ability.

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Posted in Biology, Physics

Complex systems made simple

Laszlo Barabasi

Just as the name implies, com­plex sys­tems are dif­fi­cult to tease apart. An organism’s genome, a bio­chem­ical reac­tion, or even a social net­work all con­tain many inter­de­pen­dent components—and changing any one of them can have per­va­sive effects on all the others.

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How to start a termite ‘orgy’


There are more than 3,000 species of ter­mites in the world, all living in social colonies with dis­tinct hier­ar­chies.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words


Sometimes it’s easier to just see something rather than have someone try to explain it.

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