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Service-Learning in Biology inspires curiosity in science for students of all ages

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. 

NIH grant helps scientist revolutionize fertility research for over 20 years 

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.
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Student Chapter for the National Organization of Rare Disorders formed at Northeastern

"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."
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Reproductive biology: Fertility research brings death of dogma, birth of hope

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…
Students looking at petri dishes in a lab in Chile.
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Students hunt for bacteria—and amazing photos—in Chilean desert

This summer, a group of Northeastern students explored Chile’s Atacama Desert on scales large and small—from photographing the picturesque landscapes, to searching for tiny bacteria to aid the discovery of new antibiotics—as part of a pioneering Dialogue of Civilizations program.

Hannover Exchange Program provides students with international laboratory experiences

The Hannover Exchange Program has provided opportunities for international experiential learning for 30 years. Thanks to grant support from the German Academic Exchange Service, this long running program sends German Master's students to Boston to work in Northeastern labs, as well as sends Northeastern undergraduate co-op students to work in labs at the Leibniz University of Hannover.