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The Secret of a Squid’s Ability to Change Colors may lie in an Unexpected Sparkle on its Skin

Leila Deravi has been working to investigate squid camouflage on a molecular level with a large, interdisciplinary team of researchers. Their work on the longfin squid, reveals an entirely new aspect of the squid’s color-changing abilities, bringing researchers one step closer to being able to replicate it.
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Icefish Have Antifreeze in Their Blood, Anemia, and Osteoporosis. And They Feel Just Fine.

Northeastern professor H. William Detrich, a leader of an international collaboration that has recently sequenced the genome of the blackfin icefish.
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New $4.4M National Science Foundation grant supports minorities in fast-track biotechnology program

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will announce Tuesday that a program developed by Northeastern and Middlesex Community College to offer students a fast track to earning associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in biotechnology and preparing for careers in life sciences has received a $4.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships that support low-income and underrepresented minorities.