Governing Science

The effects of the chronic issues stem­ming from seques­tra­tion and the acute prob­lems that accom­pa­nied the shut­down will prob­ably con­tinue to be felt by sci­en­tists for years to come. “Given the impact we […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Thwarting Persistence

Bac­te­rial antibi­otic resis­tance is wide­spread and presents ongoing chal­lenges in treating infec­tions. A less widely known—but equally challenging—problem is antibi­otic tol­er­ance, where bac­teria called per­sis­ters are not sen­si­tive to antibi­otics because the drugs’ targets […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Adding Insult to Injury

There is a clear and present danger that seques­tra­tion will damage America’s pre-​​​​eminence in sci­en­tific research and higher edu­ca­tion over the long-​​​​term,” North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph Aoun, said on behalf of The […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Nailing Regeneration

The work really high­lights that mam­mals don’t com­pletely lack the ability to regenerate—it’s just that the cor­rect devel­op­mental sig­naling is not turned on,” said James Mon­aghan, a regen­er­a­tion biol­o­gist at Northeastern […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

White-​​Blooded” Icefish, 1927

On December 1, 1927, zool­o­gist Ditlef Rustad pulled ashore on Bouvet Island, 1,750 kilo­me­ters off the coast of Antarc­tica, as part of a Nor­we­gian expe­di­tion to claim the remote, wind-​​​​whipped […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Tadpoles See with Extra Eyes

The find­ings may also have impli­ca­tions for designing func­tional arti­fi­cial or regen­er­ated limbs and organs, noted Gün­ther Zupanc, a neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, who also did not par­tic­i­pate in the study. […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.

Communication helps target tumors

A new tech­nique that uses nanopar­ti­cles and engi­neered pro­teins to broad­cast the loca­tion of cancer in the body can deliver up to a 40-​​​​fold greater con­cen­tra­tion of chemotherapy drugs to […]

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.