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2013-06-27 23:37:55

August 13-14, 2013 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA USA - Brought to you by the Knowledge Foundation. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Renewable Energy Storage Symposium, sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory & Northeastern University will take place August 13-14, 2013 on the Northeastern University Campus. This two-day symposium will focus on the science, technology, policy and entrepreneurial challenges in enabling new novel energy storage solutions for the future...

2013-04-22 22:22:51

Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have developed a gene therapy approach that may one day stop Parkinson's disease (PD) in it tracks, preventing disease progression and reversing its symptoms. The novelty of the approach lies in the nasal route of administration and nanoparticles containing a gene capable of rescuing dying neurons in the brain. Parkinson's is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder caused by the death of dopamine neurons in a key motor area of the brain, the...

Dyslexia Roots Studied
2012-09-21 06:45:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Five percent. That´s the number of people who suffer from dyslexia worldwide, according to researchers at the College of Science at Northeastern University. Even with the number of people who suffer from the disorder, there still isn´t a clear reason as to what causes the disorder. With this in mind, a collaborative study was completed by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Western Galilee College, McGill...

Trust Me! I'm A Robot!
2012-09-13 04:27:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Let's get weird with this." That is what I imagine researchers saying when they decided to start working on their latest robotic creations. Northeastern University collaborated with MIT to use its Nexi robot to help scientists determine whether or not someone is trustworthy. The robot has been used in previous experiments to help scientists understand social interactions, but this latest experiment focuses more on picking up on...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.