The Olympic sailing competition began Monday in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, the site of extensive water pollution that officials have warned is a health risk for the athletes. Geoff Trussell, director of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, explains how bad the pollution can be for the aquatic ecosystem and what needs to be done to fix the problem.
Lisa Feldman Barrett and several colleagues have received a three-year, $2.5 million dollar grant to “pioneer a new approach to enable communities to withstand and bounce back quickly from hazards.”
The College of Science and the Department of Mathematics at Northeastern University are pleased to announce the creation of the Andrei Zelevinsky Research Instructorship.
The Ocean Genome Legacy hosted a Bioblitz, which helps them track precisely what marine life is living where. The participants collected more than a dozen species.
New research from Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani finds that the number of reported Zika cases in the U.S. may be just the tip of the iceberg due to widespread underreporting. The study also models the predicted spread of Zika across the Americas through 2017.
Earlier this year Northeastern students contributed to a massive initiative focused on improving Wikipedia’s science content. As their professor puts it, “It’s very motivating but also terrifying to know that you’re contributing to something that so many people will see.”
Professor John Engen helped develop a new hybrid technique to study how a critical HIV protein changes shape to allow infected cells to evade the immune system.
The College of Science would like to congratulate Northeastern University Distinguished Prof. Srinivas Sridhar for receiving the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award.
John de la Parra has a goal of using his love of plants to find new medicines from indigenous cultural practices and then bring in the full power of modern biotechnology to create a a controllable platform to create the medicines desperately needed for disease.
Side-channel attacks are an emerging threat to embedded systems. As a result, mathematics professor Aidong (Adam) Ding and colleagues are creating a tool that automatically corrects for side-channel weaknesses.