Category Archives: Kudos
Scientists and doctors have long known that food digestion affects the way the body absorbs not just nutrients, but also drugs. Fat molecules, in particular, can help people absorb drugs, including oral chemotherapy treatments, more efficiently.
What we have yet to discover are the details of this process that would enable doctors to fine-tune drug dosages, minimize side effects, and make drug delivery more efficient. But Carrier may soon be able to start filling in those knowledge gaps.
Clark is a leading researcher in the field of nanosensors, and she is applying her expertise to reveal what has eluded generations of scientists: how, exactly, do the chemicals in our brains interact to generate emotions, thoughts, memories, and actions? […]
Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Aubry is a globally recognized leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics.
Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to inventors “who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”
New research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues indicates that language and motor systems are intricately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.
Spoken languages express words by sound patterns, some of which are preferred to others. For instance, the sound pattern “blog” is preferred to “lbog” in English as well as many other languages. The researchers wanted to know what accounts for such preferences—specifically, whether they reflect abstract rules of language in the brain, or if upon hearing speech people attempt to simulate how those sounds are produced by the speech motor system.
Northeastern University recently hosted a reception to celebrate the arrival of the leading international journal in women’s and gender studies, which will be based in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for the next five years. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society publishes path-breaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives on gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality….
You wake up among strangers, memory gone, not knowing who or where you are. But you learn quickly that you are in the home of the mayor of a nondescript town threatened by a vicious biker gang. The mayor implores you to get rid of them in any way you choose. You can use force, deception, bribery, or persuasion, get others to do it, or even opt to join the gang. That choice and dozens of others are not life-or-death decisions—not in this video-game landscape…
Amy Farrell, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and Sarah Jackson, an assistant professor of communication studies, participated in a panel discussion about the ongoing social and political unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in the Curry Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday night.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University will use a National Science Foundation grant to examine organisms in the Gulf of Maine and develop new methods for marine ecologists to study how the organisms respond to climate extremes. The team includes principal investigator, Jennifer Dy, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.