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Can you get electrocuted by an electric vehicle?

It is highly unlikely that a Tesla submerged in a pond in a recent fatal accident in Texas posed a threat of electrocution to its driver or rescuers, a Northeastern University expert says. Angela Chao, 50, CEO of a shipping company and sister of former transportation secretary Elaine Chao, died in her Tesla last month […]
March 13, 2024

Students dissect oysters and squid, learn about coastal ecology during the annual high school symposium at Northeastern

Students from a dozen area schools measured oysters, dissected squid and learned why plastic is called “ocean smog” during the annual High School Marine Science Symposium at Curry Student Center on Northeastern’s Boston campus. The 250 students got a chance to talk with fledgling and experienced scientists during the event, which was sponsored by Northeastern […]
March 08, 2024
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We can’t combat climate change without changing minds. This psychology class explores how.

A new offering for the spring 2024 semester, PSYC-4660 is a seminar in cognition, a subset of psychology that covers how people encode, represent and process information from the environment in the brain, according to Coley, a psychology professor with a dual appointment in environmental science. Humans & Nature zeros in on how those things […]
March 07, 2024

Can AI help scientists develop drugs? Northeastern Institute for Experiential AI explores how the technology is reshaping pharmaceuticals

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Cases outside China had risen 13-fold and the virus was spreading rapidly. Those first six months of the pandemic were challenging, says Sam Scarpino, AI+Life Sciences director at the Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern, because we didn’t have great options […]
February 29, 2024

Experimental antibiotic treatment for Lyme heads for human safety trials

Human safety trials of a novel antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease developed by Northeastern professor Kim Lewis are scheduled to start this spring in Australia, with results anticipated by fall. “Hopefully, the results will be positive,” says Lewis, University Distinguished Professor of Biology. So far the therapeutic agent, an antibiotic known as hygromycin A, has […]
February 28, 2024

Dean Hazel Sive edits volume detailing African frog research and best practices that informed her ‘life’s work’

Hazel Sive, the dean of the College of Science and professor of biology at Northeastern University, has edited “Xenopus: A Laboratory Manual,” a new textbook that presents “a comprehensive collection of experimental procedures for research using Xenopus,” according to the publisher’s webpage. Xenopus — a genus of African frog — make for versatile experiments, as […]
February 27, 2024

Q&A with NSF CAREER Award winner, Andreia Ionescu

Andreia Ionescu, a biology professor at Northeastern, recently won the 2023 NSF CAREER Award for her project: Understanding how the hierarchical organization of growth plate stem cells controls skeletal growth. Please read about how she narrowed her focus to skeletal biology and the revolutionary research happening at Northeastern.    Can you tell me how you […]
February 26, 2024

Student Club Spotlight: Community Palette

Looking for a creative way to give back?  Community Palette is a new club on campus that aims to serve individuals in underprivileged, clinical, and community settings in Boston through creative and visual arts initiatives. To learn more about this organization, I interviewed the founder and president, Seher Abbasi.  Can you tell me a bit […]
February 20, 2024

International Day of Women and Girls in Science with Carla Mattos

Calling all Women in STEM!  February 11th was International Day of Women and Girls in Science, an annual observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal access and participation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.  To celebrate this day, read about Northeastern’s very own third-generation female […]
February 12, 2024

What are the best products to prevent, relieve chapped lips?

When the cold temperatures hit your lips and dry them out this winter, you might turn to some sort of lip product for a solution. But with a plethora of options to choose from, which will work best? When finding a product for your chapped lips, going with something simple is best, says Leila Deravi, […]
February 09, 2024

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