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Two College of Science students receive nominations for prestigious fellowships

Congratulations to our two College of Science seniors, who have recently been nominated for the prestigious Rhodes and Knight-Hennessy Scholarships! Lola Akingbade (Behavioral Neuroscience) and Amina Ly (Environmental Science) have had busy and fulfilling careers at Northeastern, and their passions here in science and in policy have helped them get where they are today.
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The clear blood of an Antarctic fish may reveal fundamental insights into our cardiovascular biology

Northeastern University Marine Science Center postdoctoral researcher Jake Daane, under the mentorship of Professor Bill Detrich, has just received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to study the genetic underpinnings of the rare blood and cardiovascular systems of these fishes.
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Blood is thicker than water for the common reed – at least that’s what the soil tells us

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.