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Elizabeth Curtis, Biology '19, pours a pint of lager at the Boston Beer Company in Jamaica Plain. Photo by Tim Briggs
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The Science (and Co-ops) Behind Boston Beer

An exploration of Boston Beer Company's R&D Brewery, through the eyes of three College of Science co-ops. 

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.
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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…