An innovation ecosystem drives future for nanomedicine

Srinivas Sridhar

From tar­geted drug delivery mech­a­nisms to super­sen­si­tive imaging tech­niques, nan­otech­nology holds many promises for med­i­cine.

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Posted in Physics

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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Posted in Biology, Physics

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

Seminal conference to explore urban coastal sustainability

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The majority of the world’s cities lie on a shore­line, and by 2020, two-​​thirds of all Amer­i­cans are expected to reside in coastal cities.

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Posted in Advisories, Marine and Environmental Sciences