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How termites deal with disease provides insights in the era of COVID-19

Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor and behavioral ecologist at Northeastern, explores the social behavior of termites, including how they care for their colony and communicate when they’re infected, fascinating evolutionary adaptations that are especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more on [email protected]
July 08, 2021
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For ideas about fighting pandemics, look to termites and ants

Social insects like termites and ants have evolved many methods to combat disease. What can we learn from them in fighting human pandemics? A lot, says Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor and behavioral ecologist at Northeastern. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
June 01, 2021
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Northeastern’s award-winning coastal research campus in Massachusetts faces public vote

NAHANT, Mass. Northeastern students Jaxon Derow and Sahana Simonetti gather mussels for a research project at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center. For ecological forecasters at the center, mussels act as a barometer of climate change, and help researchers understand changing biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
May 14, 2021

How Bill Detrich’s foresight led to the DNA sequencing of a rare icefish species

In 2004, Northeastern’s Bill Detrich had an idea ahead of its time: that scientists would one day sequence DNA from all of the Earth’s living creatures. Now, his efforts in anticipation of that genetics boom are paying off. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
May 10, 2021

Recipients of the College of Science Excellence in Teaching Award 2021

The College of Science Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize and reward outstanding NU College of Science faculty for their significant contributions to student learning. We are pleased to announce this year’s winners. Prof. Jude Mathews, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Prof. Mathews was recognized for consistently exceptional teaching performance, extraordinary dedication […]
March 08, 2021
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A day in the tidal pools with the Three Seas Program

Tara Duffy looked on as a handful of her students waded through tidal pools at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, searching for algae and invertebrate creatures. It was a sunny day in February, with the kind of weather that arrives in New England to remind you to keep the faith, spring is just […]
February 26, 2021