The language of neural cells

Heather Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has received a $300,000 Young Fac­ulty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication.

3Qs: The fastest man on no legs

David Nolan, an asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phys­ical therapy, says a South African sprinter should be allowed to com­pete in the Olympics wearing high-​​tech carbon-​​fiber pros­thetic legs.

Healthy support for city’s Puerto Rican community

A new ini­tia­tive by Carmen Sceppa, asso­ciate pro­fessor of health sci­ences, aims to improve the health of Boston’s Puerto Rican com­mu­nity, which suf­fers dis­pro­por­tion­ately from ail­ments such as heart dis­ease and diabetes.