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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an adhesive based on proteins found in mussels and bacteria that has possible maritime and surgical uses. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MIT shellfish-based “super glue” offers possible maritime, surgical uses

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have officially put the “super” back in “super glue” […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an X1.6 class solar flare flash in the middle of the sun on Sept 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA/SDO

Recent solar storm signals mass increase in sun’s activity

A healthy distance of approximately 150 million kilometers separates the Sun and Earth, according to Universe […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that high blood pressure, which effects 1 in 3 American adults, can be combatted with a high-protein diet. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUSM findings indicate high-protein diet can lead to lower blood pressure

Protein is everywhere. It’s in that burger you had for lunch, the clam chowder you had […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
BU, MSU researchers zero in on genetic roots in butterflies

BU, MSU researchers zero in on genetic roots in butterflies

All roads lead to Rome. Such a confident statement serves as the basis for the age-old […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Approximately 11 percent of the 800 million people who live in villages in India do not have access to water purification systems. PHOTO COURTESY NATASHA WRIGHT

MIT researchers develop sustainable method for purifying salt water in India

In the search for clean drinking water, scientists and engineers have cycled through filtration, chlorination, oxidation […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Tom Tullius, professor of chemistry at Boston University, advises incoming freshmen to prioritize academics in order to make the most of their BU careers. PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM TULLIUS

Q&A with General Chemistry II professor Tom Tullius, an academic at heart

Despite the eye rolling that prerequisite courses and library overnights induce, the true formula for success […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University has released a report revealing that coffee may improve gum health. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tall, grande, denti: Boston University researchers find coffee can benefit oral health

Whether taken black, iced, creamed, sugared or mashed up in a blender with an array of […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
The Brave Bunch: BU psychologists help children find their voices

The Brave Bunch: BU psychologists help children find their voices

As Robin Williams said in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society,” “You must strive to find […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday

Just one more: Researchers at BU, Boston Medical Center find alcohol policy “environment” and adult binge drinking levels to be inversely related

Bands are marching, books are opening and brigades of parents are driving away teary-eyed and eager […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday

Cancer’s (not) smoking gun: BU, UCLA researchers say e-cigs still unsafe

Electronic cigarettes operate based on what seems to be a simple assumption: Tobacco products can cause […]