Northeastern Math Professor Jonathan Mboyo Esole named 2017 Next Einstein Forum Fellow, representing Northeastern among an innovative group of African scientists.
After eight years of work, a new paper by professor Jonathan Tilly, a reproductive and stem cell biologist, “puts the final nail in the dogma coffin,” toppling a long-held belief about female fertility and ovarian aging. His findings confirm that female mammals make new eggs during adult life, that ovarian stem cells are critical to the process, and that the newly formed eggs contribute directly to maintenance of ovarian function and to natural fertility.
A Northeastern research team have developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership with Pacific Biosciences, a biotechnology company with a focus on DNA sequencing, developed a method for loading DNA into sequencing wells with orders of magnitude higher efficiencies.
Congratulations to Ashley Bulseco-McKim, graduate student at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, and one of the recipients of the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG). This grant funds a graduate student to further study a specific area of his/her dissertation research.
Biology professor Slava Epstein, who created the iChip, recently delivered a TEDx Talk in Bratislava.
Read psychology professor David DeSteno’s op-ed from The New York Times.
Your brain knows how to throw a party. And when to kick everyone out. In this installment of Why is That?, biology professor Fred Davis explains the science of sleep.
This summer, a group of Northeastern students explored Chile’s Atacama Desert on scales large and small—from photographing the picturesque landscapes, to searching for tiny bacteria to aid the discovery of new antibiotics—as part of a pioneering Dialogue of Civilizations program.
On Monday, hundreds of people descended on Centennial Common to view the first total solar eclipse to traverse the continental U.S. in nearly 100 years. The grounds hummed with energy as people of all ages—students, faculty, staff, and community members—shared in the communal experience.
Professors Barberis and Wood have been awarded a three-year grant for research to be completed at CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator used by physicists around the world to track and identify particle collisions.