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Local teens get hands-on learning at marine Science Center

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Northeastern’s Marine Science Center kicked off its outreach field season on Tuesday by hosting teenagers from a school in Lynn, Massachusetts, who spent the morning exploring marine life along the center’s rocky shores, learning about biodiversity at the center’s touch tanks, and engaging with researchers studying everything from salt marshes to the physiology and health of corals.

Audio Tour of East Point history launched

The Marine Science Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new audio tour about the history of East Point, which is available on smartphones and tablets. Scan the QR code in the photo or visit http://uniguide.me to get the App. Once you have the App, search for Marine Science Center. The tour has 9 […]

Blood is thicker than water for the common reed – at least that’s what the soil tells us

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In a paper published in Nature Communications, Northeastern University Professor Jennifer Bowen and University of Rhode Island Professor Laura Meyerson reveal that a native type of the common reed (Phragmites australis) has more in common with other native populations of the plant growing elsewhere across the country than they have in common with invasive types occupying the same ecosystem.

‘Unicorn’ Shipworm could reveal clues about human medicine and bacterial infections

Northeastern research professor Daniel Distel and his colleagues have discovered a dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines. They say studying the giant shipworm could add to our understanding of how bacteria cause infections and, in turn, how we might adapt to tolerate—and even benefit from—them.