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This neuroscientist wants to change how we diagnose and treat mental illness

Imagine that a doctor could know which treatment would best help a patient with depression, anxiety, or some other mental illness by taking a picture of the person’s brain, not unlike the way people get an X-ray for a broken bone. That, along with early detection and intervention tools, will be in the future of clinical psychiatric practice, said Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, who started this semester as a psychology professor at Northeastern.

Student Spotlight: Nareh Sahakian

Nareh Sahakian, MS Bioinformatics, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.

Biology PhD student successfully defends dissertation

On July 21st, Jennifer Greenwich of the Biology department successfully defended her dissertation in a public talk on biofilm formation in Bacillus subtilis, a bacterial pathogen that lives on plants.

Fuel efficient cars are expensive. These researchers are trying to make them more affordable.

Two Northeastern researchers have received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy to develop technology to lower the cost of fuel cells for energy-efficient cars.
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A voyage to the bottom of the sea in search of exploding rocks

When Northeastern student Harry Brodsky went 3,300 meters beneath the surface of the ocean in the deep-sea submarine Alvin, he wasn’t scared of the dark, he didn’t feel claustrophobic, but he was bummed that he couldn’t bring potato chips to snack on.