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Ever stare into your salad and think, “today is a day of clean eating!”? Fresh, crisp veggies, lean strips of meat, a touch of balsamic dressing - nutritional happiness in a bowl. What if, however, all is not as it seems? What if the salad-springing...

Does technology make our lives simpler, more efficient or does it drive us to distraction and muddle our brains? The debate is never-ending (and definitely not as black and white), but one thing we know for certain, path breaking technologies are revolutionizing the worlds within...

The Center for Research Innovation held a pilot session of its soon-to-be launched InnoEd series of innovation-minded seminars with “Crafting Invincible Disclosures.” The session provided an opportunity to bring together research faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff engrained in Northeastern’s flourishing innovation ecosystem for an...

“Studies suggest that long-standing personal contacts … are the most effective means by which commercial entities are introduced to emerging technologies.”* This statement reflects an impetus behind the launch of Pathways to Partnership, the CRI’s newest program. Pathways to Partnership is a series of panel...

This spring the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, finding that the UC Berkeley CRISPR patent, filed before The Broad’s patent, does not prevent The Broad team from obtaining a patent as the...

Water is critical to human life. We know this. We know our bodies require water to survive. We know the composition of our brains and hearts are 73% water and our lungs, 83%. We know we should drink 2-3 liters of water per day, depending upon...

For the second year in a row, Northeastern ranks among the top 100 universities in the world for securing U.S. Utility Patents according to the report compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association. With over 4,700 degree granting institutions in...

New England startup, StreetScan, recently signed an international deal with CMCT securing $1.5 million (USD) in funding alongside the formation of a joint venture that will bring StreetScan’s robust pavement inspection capabilities to Chinese infrastructure. CMCT is a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, a conglomerate holding...