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Researchers’ preclinical trial upends conventional wisdom about responses to fear

North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of psy­chology Rebecca Shansky pro­vides insights into new treat­ments for post-​​traumatic stress dis­order with a pre­clin­ical study that dis­tin­guishes how males and females respond to trau­matic events.

01/07/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Rebecca Shansky poses for a portrait on Jan. 7, 2015. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

What lights their fire

Four pro­fes­sors in the Col­lege of Sci­ence explained what drives their pas­sion for sci­ence and dis­covery at a campus event Thursday night.

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3Qs: Gender balance in biomedical research

A new policy from the National Insti­tutes of Health will require all bio­med­ical research funded by the NIH to be gender bal­anced. Here, Rebecca Shanksy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of psy­chology whose research is focused in this space, dis­cusses the impli­ca­tions of the decision.

Rebecca Shansky

3Qs: Analyzing ‘Linsanity’

Three North­eastern experts examine the sudden suc­cess of bas­ket­ball star Jeremy Lin, the NBA’s first Asian-​​American player of Chi­nese or Tai­wanese descent.

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