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The hunger games of genes and microbes

Yunrong Chai

When the going gets tough in the micro­scopic world of bac­teria, one of the best bets is to form a biofilm, an immo­bile colony of cells that offers pro­tec­tion against harsh con­di­tions.

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Posted in Biology

A cold, snowy winter doesn’t mean climate change isn’t real

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As we get ready to face another winter storm, and are still warming up from a frigid January, there are plenty of people questioning the validity of climate change.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Your iPhone gets emotional

Arturo Bejar presentation

Virtual humans, relational robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-tracking technologies were among the innovative research projects highlighted at a daylong conference at Northeastern that explored the intersection of emotion science and technology.

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Posted in Psychology

Biochemistry program earns accreditation

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Northeastern University’s biochemistry program recently became one of the first four in the nation to be accredited through the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

New publication for OGL executive director


Dan Distel, executive director of Ocean Genome Legacy, is a co-author on a recently published article about shipworms.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

Particle physics goes public


Northeastern University is part of an international consortium working to make all data from the field of high-energy particle physics available to the public.

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Posted in Physics

Bold ideas take flight at TEDxNortheasternU


Commercial space flight. Empowering foster children. Human emotion and social resilience. These were among the many topics and initiatives speakers explored Saturday at TEDxNortheasternU, attended by 100 Northeastern students and designed to share bold ideas in the community.

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Posted in Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Cancer research co-​​op points to exciting career path


When Mark Nan­iong began his co-​​op at the Boston-​​based Belfer Insti­tute for Applied Cancer Sci­ences at Dana-​​Farber Cancer Insti­tute last spring, becoming a sci­en­tist wasn’t on his radar.

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Posted in Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Nobel Laureate joins Northeastern faculty

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Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel Lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, is a Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Sci­ence.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

The global water crisis

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Less than 0.1 per­cent of the planet’s water is avail­able for safe use, and chal­lenges cen­tered on H2O form the nexus of some of society’s most pressing envi­ron­mental issues.

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Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences