In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations. Now, in a paper published in Nature, University Distinguished Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has reported finding the epicenter of those predictions.
A research team led by University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis presents in a new paper that it has identified drug-tolerant persister cells in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The researchers also present a promising approach to potentially eradicating this and other infections.
Murray Gibson has decided to step down as the Dean of the College of Science, effective June 30, 2015. Murray’s tenure completes five years as the Founding Dean of the College of Science.
The most powerful and valuable experiences Yunrong Chai has had as a biology professor and researcher have come from unexpected occurrences in the laboratory. The path to success is a difficult one. He says the field of study is still heavily focused on observation-based research. That’s why the unexpected is so important.
At the latest installment of the “Minds over Matters: NUterm Faculty Speaker Series,” Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor Alessandro Vespignani described how his lab is able to predict the spread of a disease by tracking just one person.
“It’s an established fact that our sense of whether a person’s actions are morally correct doesn’t solely depend on the objective facts. It also depends on our links to the person in question.” Psychology professor David DeSteno takes a look at the trust Patriots Nation has in Tom Brady.
Psychology professor Dr. Craig Ferris has partnered with Morgan University to give students unprecedented access to neuroscience and, in doing so, address the lack of diversity in science.
Liz Magee traces her passion for diving back to her participation in the Three Seas Program more than 10 years ago, and she couldn’t be happier to have found her way back.
The Marine Science Center’s outreach program designed to help underserved school-aged girls develop scientific inquiry and citizenship skills was honored Monday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
At Northeastern, an impressive 50 percent of graduates receive a job offer from a previous co-op employer. But in one Boston apartment, that number is a perfect 100 percent.