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This holiday season, the company AncestryDNA sold more than 1 million test kits to consumers curious about their genes. A similar kit from 23andMe was one of Amazon’s top five best-selling items on Black Friday.
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Biology, Biotechnology, College of Science
Veronica Godoy-Carter, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about her research at Northeastern University.
The service-learning class Inquiries in Biological Sciences offered a class of first-year students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in biology by focusing on the microbiome, while also giving them the opportunity to visit many partner locations to teach children and adults the fundamentals of biology.
Dr. Jonathan Tilly has been working in research in women’s health and fertility for over 20 years. He has received the support of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has been renewed yet again, with the current period extending the grant to a quarter of a century of unbroken funding. Read on to learn about his past two decades of groundbreaking discoveries.
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
"One of the overall main goals for our group is to raise awareness," said pharmacy student and organization founder Jennifer Shoskes. "One of the main things about rare diseases is that people don't know about them – and it's not just about the disease, but to shed light on what patients and their caregivers go through."
Biochemistry, College of Science, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center
The clear blood of an Antarctic fish may reveal fundamental insights into our cardiovascular biology
Northeastern University Marine Science Center postdoctoral researcher Jake Daane, under the mentorship of Professor Bill Detrich, has just received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to study the genetic underpinnings of the rare blood and cardiovascular systems of these fishes.
Biology student Jillian Hubbard works in Cape Town, South Africa, taking care of penguin chicks and other sick or wounded sea birds to help rehabilitate many bird populations. Learn about her co-op here.
Cell and Molecular Biology major Christina Potter has spent her co-op in Kumasi, Ghana, working in the lab and in the field to study typhoid. Learn about her research here.
Biology, College of Science
After eight years of work, a new paper by professor Jonathan Tilly, a reproductive and stem cell biologist, “puts the final nail in the dogma coffin,” toppling a long-held belief about female fertility and ovarian aging. His findings confirm that female mammals make new eggs during adult life, that ovarian stem cells are critical to the process, and that the newly formed eggs contribute directly to maintenance of ovarian function…