This guest post was written by Sarah Sherman, a combined English and Biology major here at NU. Choosing a major is a unique experience for everyone. For a lucky few, it […]
This guest post was written by Samantha Palmer, a 3rd year biology student who just completed her first co-op at the cosmetic company, Living Proof, Inc. Finals were approaching and anxiety of acquiring […]
A few years ago, biologists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fantasized about a device that would work like a highway lane closure to isolate pure bacterial samples from the environment. They teamed with assistant professor of chemical engineering Ed Goluch to make their dream a reality.
Today’s guest post comes to you from the capable hands of blossoming science writer Gwen Schanker, AMD’18. Schanker just completed her first year at Northeastern, where she studies journalism and […]
This post was written by Angela Vallillo, recent biology graduate on the pre-medical track. She is moving to LA in less than a week! Hello again! I’m glad to be contributing to the […]
Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people on Monday afternoon at his inaugural lecture, after which he conversed with President Joseph E. Aoun.
Northeastern biologists have developed a method for treating intractable chronic infections, which kill more than tens of thousands of Americans each year.
Cyanobacteria, which are responsible for producing a quarter of the earth’s breathable oxygen, are nearly 3 billion years old, but they’ve yet to be well understood on a genetic level. Associate professor Jacqueline Piret aims to change that.
Yesterday I met biology professor and insect enthusiast Rebecca Rosengaus to discuss a new paper on the horizon about ant immunity. It was a great conversation and I’ve never been […]
When it comes to making babies, most species pick a strategy and stick with it. Humans, for example, are perfectly happy with our sexual mode of reproduction: Half the DNA […]
At any given moment, about 7 million US couples want to get pregnant but can’t. Of these, just 60 thousand or so go through in vitro fertilization. What happened to […]
Communities with strong mutualistic interactions tend to be more resilient, according to a new study by Filippo Simini, a postdoctoral research associate in Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research.
Baruch Barzel, a postdoctoral researcher in world-renowned network scientist Albert-László Barabási’s lab, has worked out a method for mapping the interactions between cellular components, moving the team a step closer in its quest to understand, predict, and control disease.
Northeastern researchers are developing a neuronal-based control system that would allow the RoboBee to forage for flowers.
Northeastern doctoral candidate Daniel Blustein developed a curriculum to introduce middle school students to biomimetic science, the focus of his own research.
Climate change may impact the incidence and severity of a toxic species of algae, according to research by recent environmental studies graduate Ashley Cryan.
The leaders of the Northeastern Biochemistry club attribute its success to strong friendships and a deep interest in the field.
Lucas Schoeppner, Lauren Byrnes, and Hollis Thomann have earned the prestigious scholarships and will travel to study, conduct research, and teach in Germany.
In recent years, the notion that there is a single mechanism by which antibiotics wipe out bacteria has permeated the field of microbiology. Now, new research from professor Kim Lewis and his team questions that hypothesis.
Like all humans, scientists come in every shape, size and color imaginable. Every now and then I run into a real character. That is most certainly the case with the […]
In new research, Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor in the department of marine and environmental sciences, and her student Tamara Hartke turn an old theory of termite behavior on its head.
Persistence — it’s what keeps us all surviving. If it weren’t for this lovely quality, we’d just give up and crawl under a rock somewhere because it’s all just so […]
James Monaghan, an assistant professor of biology, studies the axolotl salamander, which can grow new limbs and parts of its spinal cord.
More than 500 students translated their classroom knowledge into accessible community programming through service-learning courses.
“Living in panama and working on the reefs I would watch white band disease sweep through the population,” said assistant professor of earth and environmental science Steve Vollmer. He pursued […]
World-renowned systems biologist Leroy Hood said Monday at Northeastern’s Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series that in the next 10 years, he believes we will each have our genome sequenced and a drop of blood could offer a window into health and disease.
So let’s pretend that your car wasn’t built by human hands, but just kind of landed in your driveway one day, after a morning drive through outer space. You, and […]
Chris Bosso, associate dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, explains the significance of a new journal article questioning the safety of herbicide-resistant corn.
How many things in this world take pride in being bad at their job? It’s certainly not something humans like to brag about, but zoom in to the microscopic level […]
I’ve written previously about biology professor Günther Zupanc’s work with teleost fish both here and on the News@northeastern site. The word teleost can be used to describe 20,000 different kinds […]
Three Northeastern student-researchers have developed a screening chip that uses nanoparticles to detect colorectal cancer earlier than ever before.
Last week we had a couple of visitors to the communications office — a colleague out on maternity leave and her beautiful new baby girl. When they arrived sounds of “ooohs” […]
Professor Dagmar Sternad and post-doctoral researcher C.J. Hasson of Northeastern’s Action Lab show that variability in ourselves and our environments guide our movement strategies.
Pharmaceutical sciences professor Ban-An Khaw was named a Mass Challenge finalist for his ground-breaking technology to detect cancer at very low levels by tagging cells with a “Christmas tree” of radioactive markers.
I’ve been on a space kick lately, ever since I got a telescope for my birthday and looked up close at the moon for the first time in my life. So […]
Biology professor Slava Epstein proposes a new theory to explain why some bacteria are so hard to grow in the lab.