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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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

Virtual Welcome Day

The College of Science would like to invite you to take part in a “virtual welcome day” Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event kicks off at 12 p.m., and will continue throughout the day, highlighting each of our programs. The

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

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

Getting Their Hands Dirty Leads To Some Green

Humic Conference

Northeastern professors Dr. Geoffrey Davies and Dr. Elham Ghabbour worked side-by-side on humic substances isolation, cross comparison, structures, properties, and uses – research that has led to a recent $50,000 grant from the VK Rasmussen Foundation.

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Are Gadgets Changing Our Brains?

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett was featured in an article in the Financial Times about cerebral circuitry and whether gadgets are changing the way our brains work.

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The salamander king

James Monaghan

When assis­tant pro­fessor of biology James Mon­aghan was an under­grad­uate, he hung a life-​​size inflat­able Spi­derman from the ceiling of his dorm room.

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3Qs: Doomsday predictions debunked

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Some people are not making plans for the New Year. From hiding in bomb shel­ters to sharp­ening their sur­vival skills, doomsday the­o­rists are preparing for judg­ment day, which the Mayan cal­endar pre­dicts will take place on Friday.

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