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Tapping into the Power of Mitochondria

Dr. Dori Woods and her associates at Northeastern University recent research about the nature and behavior of mitochondria could one day be used to better understand cell function as a…
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Iron: The Swiss Army Knife for Bacteria

Dr. Yunrong Chai and his team discovered new, essential uses for iron in biofilms, the bacterial populations that colonize our bodies, our hospitals, and our world.
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This image of Li’s model shows each cell’s possible individual properties that lead to overall mechanical heterogeneity in the tissue. Photo provided by Xinzhi Li

Cancer Tumors Aren’t Always as ‘Tough’ as They Seem

Ph.D. student Xinzhi Li and Assistant Physics Professor Max Bi applied a model to study the rigidity of cancer tumors to help researchers understand how to treat them.
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