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Roux PhD Student Aims to Make Maine the Next Biotechnology Hub

Most kids dream of being an astronaut or a racecar driver. Griffin T. Scott was a little different. “Even when I was little, I was always drawn to the ‘mad scientists’ on TV, like Dexter’s Lab or Dr. Who,” he says, laughing. It makes sense that, today, Griffin is pursuing a career in the sciences, […]
June 10, 2024

This Northeastern physicist is revolutionizing astronomy with unprecedented dark matter mapping through space observatory in Chile

A new astronomical observatory nearing completion atop a desert mountain in northern Chile will reveal the workings of the universe as never before. It might even revolutionize our understanding of the mysterious forces shaping the cosmos, such as dark energy, says Northeastern assistant physics professor Jonathan Blazek. With a telescope as wide as a tennis […]
June 06, 2024

Does traditional Chinese medicine work? Network science can help evaluate effectiveness, Northeastern researchers say

In a striking example of old meets new, Northeastern University researchers say network science promises to be a powerful tool in evaluating the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine herbal remedies used for more than 2,000 years. Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, has proved a challenge for researchers seeking to pinpoint the specific mechanisms by which […]
June 05, 2024

Meet the Northeastern co-op helping to upgrade the world’s largest particle accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research

For Christian Bernier, it started with videos he saw as a kid on popular YouTube channels like Minute Physics. Bernier has always been interested in science, so he found topics around the fundamentals and building blocks of the world to be particularly fascinating. He quickly developed an “insatiable desire to know more about the universe, […]
June 03, 2024

Graduate Student Experience Spotlight: Valery Trujillo, MS in Cell & Gene Therapies

What is your major, and when are you graduating?   I am majoring in Cell and Gene Therapies, with plans to graduate in April 2025. Why did you decide to enroll at Northeastern University and pursue an advanced degree in Cell & Gene Therapies?    My undergraduate degree is in Biotechnology Engineering, and my passions have always […]
May 30, 2024

Turning Vision into Action: Science Students Recognized for Entrepreneurial Endeavors

This spring the College of Science held the first COS Entrepreneurship Recognition Dinner to recognize undergraduate COS students who are promoting entrepreneurship in the College. The keynote speaker was Oran Muduroglu, entrepreneur and parent of a Northeastern student.  Muduroglu is an innovator in healthcare technology with over 30 years of experience, having founded and successfully […]
May 24, 2024

Roux researcher receives top award for work on sleep problems in children with autism

Bree Taylor, a research assistant professor in life sciences and medical science at Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, has always been fascinated by sleep. More specifically, the intersection of sleep and behavior and mental health, specifically in the context of children with autism. Taylor, an emerging researcher in the field of mental and behavioral health, was […]
May 24, 2024

Using a Novel Balloon-Borne Technology to Probe Deeper into our Dark Universe

NASA has awarded Northeastern and partners a prestigious grant to launch a particle detector into earth’s upper atmosphere. How can we better understand vital questions about the unseeable dark matter that seems to constitute much of the vast universe around us? And how can we capture the faintest yet most information-rich signals from distant astrophysical […]
May 22, 2024

A biological trigger of early puberty is uncovered by Northeastern scientists

The onset of puberty has been creeping downward for decades. In the United States, the average age of girls reaching puberty ranges from 8.8 to 10.3 years old. The early start of puberty, which is associated with many health risks, can be triggered by chronic stress in children. New research by Northeastern scientists has identified […]
May 17, 2024

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