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Student dives in for Caribbean fish

Visit the New Eng­land Aquarium and you may see a fish caught by North­eastern stu­dent Alfred Kyrollos, who was part of a bian­nual fish col­lecting expe­di­tion in the Bahamas in October.

Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

An inter­na­tional research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has dis­cov­ered a novel diges­tive strategy in a wood-​​boring clam. The break­through, the researchers say, may also be a game-​​changer for the indus­trial pro­duc­tion of clean biofuels.

First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

North­eastern is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish. The break­through will shed light on the animal’s unique evo­lu­tionary adap­ta­tion to freezing waters.

A slightly more acidic ocean may help coral species

New research from asso­ciate pro­fessor of marine sci­ence Justin Ries explains how mod­erate increases in ocean acid­i­fi­ca­tion and tem­per­a­ture can enhance the growth rates of some reef-​​forming corals.

Big Data, innovative research

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern fac­ulty and stu­dents led inter­ac­tive demos and pre­sen­ta­tions show­casing research projects that leverage Big Data at the university’s sixth Pop Up Open Lab Expe­ri­ence and Recep­tion on Monday.

New research offers hope in treating sleeping sickness

The neglected trop­ical dis­ease affects tens of thou­sands of people and is mostly fatal. Now, new research co-​​authored by North­eastern chem­istry pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri has iden­ti­fied hun­dreds of chem­ical com­pounds that could lead to a cure.

Boldly going where no robot has gone before

By devel­oping dynamic legged robots that emu­late animal move­ments, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, E’73, says machines will be able to reach new heights.