Researchers ready for historic aquatic ‘Mission’

North­eastern researchers are teaming up with Jacques Cousteau’s grandson to reignite the famous oceanographer’s sin­gular vision.

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

The potential pandemic

In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespig­nani and his col­lab­o­ra­tors pro­vide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.

President Joseph E. Aoun

President Aoun elected fellow of prestigious scientific association

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun has been elected a fellow of the Amer­ican Asso­ci­a­tion for the Advance­ment of Sci­ence.

physics lecture

And Then There Was Mass: The Origin of Mass and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Professor Joseph Incandela, Yzurdiaga Professor of Experimental Science at University of California Santa Barbara, was the 2013 Physics Nobel Prize Colloquium lecturer.


Bonding Together to Fight HIV

A collaborative team led by a Northeastern University professor may have altered the way we look at drug development for HIV by uncovering some unusual properties of a human protein called APOBEC3G (A3G).

Fall Foliage

Physics undergrad given Provost’s Research Award

Congratulations to physics major Trithep Devakul, who was recently named a recipient of a 2013/14 Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

Kim Lewis

Researchers discover new treatment to cure MRSA infection

Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis and his team have published a study that presents a novel approach to treat and eliminate MRSA.

Meni Wanunu

Slowing down DNA

A research team led by Meni Wanunu, assistant professor of physics and chemistry and chemical biology, has found that nanopores made of hafnium oxide slow the passage of DNA and are very stable.


The stressed-​​out brain

Clin­ical studies of ado­les­cents suf­fering from depres­sion have shown an inter­esting con­nec­tion between early life stress and the immune system.

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Digging up some media appearances

It was a busy week for Drs. Geoff Davies and Elham Ghabbour, members of the Humic Acid Research Group.

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