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A New Method to Forecast Marine Life Vulnerability to Climate Change

Associate Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences Randall Hughes and her lab have a novel approach for determining how marine life populations will react to climate change.
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This Sensor Won’t Save the Whale with 88 Pounds of Plastic in its Stomach. But it Might Help the Rest of Us.

Ethan Edson, a research technician at the Field Robotics Laboratory at Northeastern's Marine Science Center, has been working on an autonomous sensor to study microplastics, pieces of plastic in the ocean smaller than 5 millimeters.
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A Microscopic Structure Could Make Drugs More Effective in the Fight Against Cancer, Genetic Disorders, and Viral Infections

Led by associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Ke Zhang, researchers at Northeastern helped design a polymer that can carry drugs targeting genetic diseases around the body.
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How to Dissect a Squid, Squish Seaweed, and Find Your Friends like Whales Do

The High School Marine Science Symposium, co-hosted by Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and the National Marine Educators Association, featured workshops and activities led by representatives of 25 ocean-oriented groups around New England.
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You’re a Baby. Your Parent just Threw a Slice of Cheese at You. Now What?

People all over the world are throwing slices of American cheese (which are pretty sticky, it turns out) at their unsuspecting babies, filming the babies’ reactions, and posting the videos online. But their reactions are to the sensations they are feeling, not to what just happened.
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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.