Penny Beuning’s research is based on relationships. Proteins, DNA, RNA in a dance of scientific compatibility. A dance that affects life, the fight against disease and understanding how to create new chemical reactions. An associate professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern’s College of Science, Beuning’s groundbreaking efforts were documented recently in a paper published in “Structure.” In it, she detailed how various proteins might act in different situations in the lab.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.
Three Northeastern University students—Theo Bowe, S’16, Tushar Swamy, E’15, and Greg Allan, E’16—have been selected to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.
Biology and physics professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.
At a conference at Northeastern University, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner said history and nature can help guide cities in finding solutions to challenges in urban sustainability.
Humans are unique in their ability to acquire language. But how? A new study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences shows that we are in fact born with the basic fundamental knowledge of language, thus shedding light on the age-old linguistic “nature vs. nurture” debate.
Frustrating, enigmatic and enlightening. That’s how graduating senior Elise Miner describes her scientific research when striving to develop economically sustainable renewable energy sources.
In a potentially landmark study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science, a team of researchers from Northeastern University, the University of California, Riverside, and Harvard Kennedy School demonstrate that feelings of gratitude automatically reduce financial impatience.
Psychology professor John Coley discusses how the need for explanation can drive society – and perhaps the media – to be consumed with curiosity into the unknown, like with missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.