Biology & Genetics

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Answering the call

March 31, 2020

Boston College biologists respond to the urgent need for supplies among COVID-19 health care providers.

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Targeting infections

March 26, 2020

BC scientists develop a prototype sensor to rapidly identify a bacterial species and its antibiotic-resistance.

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Targeting cancer

July 16, 2019

An international research team uncovers a drug and diet pairing that could fight a deadly brain cancer.

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Taking on a parasite

June 04, 2019

BC researchers tackle a parasite that brings risks to pregnancy and sight—and infects nearly a third of the world’s population.

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Beckman Scholars

April 04, 2019

BC sophomores Kaitlin Malley and Patrick McGeoghegan win premier undergraduate fellowships in the sciences.

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Targeted attack

July 28, 2018

Faculty in chemistry and biology team up to tackle antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Understanding antibiotic resistance

September 23, 2017

BC biology researchers reveal the workings of the bacterial defense system.

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Strains vs. antibiotics

November 10, 2016

BC researchers reveal new clues to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Probing resistance

April 30, 2016

A multidisciplinary team led by a BC microbiologist is studying the role of the immune system in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Method Man: Biologist Tim van Opijnen

December 01, 2015

In a lab occupied by custom-built robots and devices of his own design, biologist Tim van Opijnen seeks to understand precisely what happens when humans, disease, and antibiotics interact.