College of Science

How does marine life survive climate extremes?

Gulf of Maine photo courtesy Kylla Benes

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics

‘Small’ transformation yields big changes

Swastik Kar and Yung Joon Jung

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped a novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-​​nanotube junc­tions and a variety of nanocarbon struc­tures in carbon nan­otube arrays.

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Posted in Physics

Biology faculty named Fellows in the Sciences

Campus Aerial Photography

Congratulations to Melissa McElligott, an Academic Specialist, and Donald O’Malley, an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, who have been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Sciences.

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Posted in Biology

Vision quest

Peter Bex

Peter Bex, a vision scientist and newly appointed psychology professor, works to detect, diagnose, and monitor visual impairment. His research goal, he says, is to maximize people’s remaining vision.

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Posted in Psychology

Where to put all the energy

Multi-Scale Renewable Energy Storage Conference

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­vened experts from industry, gov­ern­ment, and acad­emia last week to dis­cuss advance­ments in next-​​generation energy storage and bat­tery tech­nolo­gies as well as their com­mer­cial via­bility, which could have a major impact in addressing global chal­lenges in areas such as energy con­sump­tion, mate­rials short­ages, and cli­mate change.

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

New grant supports co-​​ops in cancer nanomedicine


With support from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, Northeastern University will partner with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to provide co-op experiences to undergraduate students, who will receive training to study and conduct cancer nanomedicine research.

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Posted in Physics

$1.15M grant awarded to new co-op program in cancer nanomedicine


A $1.15 million grant titled “CaNCURE: Cancer Nanomedicine Co-ops for Undergraduate Research Experiences” has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Physics

3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

Brian Helmuth

Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth, an expert on climate change and environmental policy, has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

The thinking behind gender stereotypes

John Coley and R. Cole Eidson

Adults and children hold equally stereotypical views about gender, according to new research from associate professor of psychology John Coley’s lab.

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Posted in Psychology

Groundbreaking research maps cultural history

Robert Gray Dodge Chair Installation Ceremony: Laszlo Barabasi

New research from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research presents a pioneering approach to understanding European and North American cultural history by mapping out the mobility patterns of notable intellectuals over a 2,000-year span.

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Posted in Physics