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In Biotech And Health Sciences, Values Above All Else

Mark Levin, who has built and operated biotechnology companies for more than 25 years, says new businesses must strive to create value. “That’s the most important thing,” said the co-founder and partner of the venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures,

Understanding Complex Networks

Northeastern University network scientistsDavid Lazer and Alessandro Vespignani have been awarded $1.1 million as part of a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to analyze the interdependence between complex networks in natural, social and technological systems. Understanding how an

Robotic Dragon, An Unlikely Teacher

David DeSteno, an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern, and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, are examining how social robots can aid preschoolers in language learning, which DeSteno said, isn’t possible with current computer-based

Facilitating The Next Frontier of Medical Science

Northeastern University recently hosted top researchers, advocates and industry experts earlier this month for an engaging discussion about the future of biopharmaceuticals, considered by many to be the cutting edge of medical science in America. Biopharmaceuticals, or biologics, are created from

Getting The Dirt On Our Nation’s Soil

They are piled on shelves, strewn across tables and tucked into filing cabinets lining the lab in Hurtig Hall, hundreds of small plastic bags of farm soil—Just don’t call it dirt. “If you think about it, without soil, life is

Scientific Discovery And Self Discovery

Emily Batt can sketch a design for a new product in the morning, create a computer model by midday and have a working prototype generated by a 3-D printer in the evening. Since she started working at Fikst Product Development

Providing Context For Perceiving Emotion

It’s long been said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” According to new research by Lisa Feldman Barrett, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, that adage is certainly true when it’s applied to our ability to read emotions

A Global Push To Unlock The Genome

A Northeastern chemistry professor is a leader in the international effort to advance the understanding of human genetics and genomics by assigning each of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes for in-depth study by research groups in different countries. William

World-Renowned Statistical Physicist Alessandro Vespignani Is The Weatherman of Network Science

In 2009, the newly appointed Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor of Physics — with appointments in the College of Science, College of Computer and Information Science and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences — developed a computational model that accurately

Targeting Diseases Beyond Our Borders

Northeastern University researchers recently returned from a four-day workshop in Kenya, where they worked with local health experts to develop strategies for combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) throughout the African nation. Principal investigator Richard Wamai, an assistant professor of public health

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