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Inside Rebecca Carrier’s Advanced Drug Delivery Research Lab

“One problem I saw as a formulation scientist was that a lot of what we did was trial and error,” says Carrier, associate chair for research in the chemical engineering department, professor of chemical engineering with affiliations in bioengineering and biology.
April 13, 2023

Do milder winters mean Lyme disease season lasts all year?

The lack of snow cover and mild winter weather that has people trading in snowshoes and skis for hiking boots, and shovels for gardening rakes, is also increasing their exposure to Lyme disease year-round, scientists say.
February 06, 2023

The Mathematical Patterns Hidden in Northeastern’s Arboretum

The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are present everywhere in nature, including in the Northeastern University Arboretum. Northeastern mathematics professor Evan Dummit explains how the phenomenon is more than a coincidence.
November 23, 2022

The teeny, tiny ticks that cause the most Lyme disease are out

Summer is here, meaning it’s time to break out the tick protection along with the sunscreen. Although the deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease are active whenever it’s above freezing, they are not only out now, they are so tiny—the size of a pencil tip or poppy seed—they are practically invisible.
July 14, 2022

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