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Northeastern research the buzz of 2015

In Jan­uary, a research team including Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis and Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Slava Epstein pre­sented a newly dis­cov­ered antibi­otic that elim­i­nates pathogens without encoun­tering any detectable resis­tance. The ground­breaking research swept the globe, and now one analysis indi­cates that the paper topped the list of the 100 sci­en­tific arti­cles receiving the most media buzz and online atten­tion in 2015.
December 16, 2015

COS professors get NSF grant to study production of cancer drugs.

Dr. Carolyn Lee-Parsons, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Biology, and Dr. Erin Cram, Associate Professor of Biology, have received a $650,000 grant from the NSF to investigate the production of cancer drugs in Catharanthus roseus, also known as the Madagascar periwinkle. They hope to better understand the function of zinc finger transcription factors (ZCTs), a set of regulatory factors that influence drug production levels.
December 14, 2015

Northeastern research team uncovers explanation for biofilm formation

Kevin Gozzi started working in assistant professor Win Chai’s microbiology lab during his first month at Northeastern. Now, the fourth-year biology student is the co-first author of the lab’s most recent publication, which centers on chemical signals that stimulate bacterial biofilm formation and the underlying mechanisms. Basically, when it comes to involvement in on-campus research, Gozzi is living every science major’s dream.
December 14, 2015
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Rare Cell Studies Earn Researcher Prestigious Mass Spectrometry Award

Alexander R. Ivanov, research associate professor in the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, has received a research award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. The award, one of only two given each year, provides a financial grant to young scientists to promote academic research in mass spectrometry.
September 09, 2015

How will cold-​​loving Antarctic fish respond to warming ocean waters?

Antarctic fish are a vital com­po­nent to the food web that sus­tains life in the cold Southern Ocean that sur­rounds Antarc­tica. They feed on smaller organ­isms, and serve as meals for the bigger ones. But little is known about how the rapid rate at which these waters are warming will affect the devel­op­ment of fish embryos and their growth after hatching, according to North­eastern pro­fessor William Detrich.
June 22, 2015