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White Papers On COS Research Initiatives

Experience Science Northeastern 2015 First deadline 2/25/2011 Dear Faculty Colleagues, For the next step in our College of Science strategic planning exercise, I am soliciting short “white papers” on research initiatives. These white papers will be seeds for open discussion of

Brain Biology May Dictate Social Networks

A new study by a Northeastern University researcher and her colleagues indicates that the size of a certain part of the human brain plays a significant role in determining the breadth of social relationships. Scientists found that the amygdala, a

Bird-Watching Lessons

What do emus, ostriches, and humans have in common? Similar walking and running mechanics and the ability to use energy efficiently, according to a new study coauthored by Northeastern University researcher Richard Marsh. The study links the muscle function of

Shedding Light On A Protein, And A Future

While on a research co-op in London, senior Brendon Kellner investigated the inner workings of certain proteins through state-of-the-art ultrafast lasers. These lasers generate light pulses for only a tiny fraction of a second, but the impact of his experiential

Improving Electric Field Sensor Technology

Northeastern University has received a $1.5 million subcontract award to develop a nanotechnology-based electric field sensor, a project that closely aligns with the University’s continued focus on solving global challenges through innovative, use-inspired research. Srinivas Sridhar, director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials

Improving Electric Field Sensor Technology

Northeastern University has received a $1.5 million subcontract award to develop a nanotechnology-based electric field sensor, a project that closely aligns with the University’s continued focus on solving global challenges through innovative, use-inspired research. Srinivas Sridhar, director of Northeastern’s Electronic Materials

Sweet Emotion

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett is researching the nature of emotion, and how it functions in the mind. Incorporating both psychological and neuroscience perspectives, Prof. Barrett takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. For her revolutionary research on the

Researchers Made The Call On “Zombie Virus”

Northeastern University researchers predicted last year that major Smartphone viruses will become a real threat to devices such as Blackberrys and iPhones once a particular operating system approaches a 10 percent market share. Based on news reports indicating that more than one

Warming Seas May Imperil Antarctic Fish

William Detrich, professor of biochemistry and marine biology in the College of Science at Northeastern University, has been awarded $639,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance his research on the effects of global warming on Antarctic fish and the role of these fish in

Northeastern Receives $8M For Renewable Energy Research

The latest in a series of federally-funded programs supporting the university’s three major research themes – health, security and sustainability - Northeastern’s Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET) has received six federal grants totaling more than $8 million to conduct research that

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