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.
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.
There are more than 3,000 species of termites in the world, all living in social colonies with distinct hierarchies.
Sometimes it’s easier to just see something rather than have someone try to explain it.
When assistant professor of biology James Monaghan was an undergraduate, he hung a life-size inflatable Spiderman from the ceiling of his dorm room.
Northeastern fifth-year student Dessislava Bogoeva was born in Bulgaria and moved to the United States at age 10. Now she feels like she can call Germany her third home after taking advantage of several dynamic experiential learning opportunities in the western European nation.
Zombies versus Their Brain Snatchers. Sounds like the title of a Friday night made-for-TV movie. Or maybe a choose your own adventure book. Instead, this is the title of Parvathy Prasad’s poster on display in Curry Student Center during the Inquiries in Biology Poster Symposium.
Dr. James Monaghan, an assistant professor of regeneration biology at Northeastern University, has been studying the Mexican axolotl salamander’s amazing regenerative properties to discover the cellular and genetic basis of tissue regeneration — findings that could have a huge impact on regenerative medicine.
Last week, Nature Magazine, Genome Research and Genome Biology published 30 papers on breakthrough research that will change the face of genetics.