Northeastern’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics combines interdisciplinary core coursework.
Congratulations to the Northeastern University Biochemistry Club for receiving the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Undergraduate Affiliate Network Outstanding National Chapter Award.
The College of Science would like to congratulate Gregory Peim and Catherine Matassa.
Gregory Peim is a graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in physics, conducting research under the direction of Professor Pran Nath.
Humans favor speech as the primary means of linguistic communication. Spoken languages are so common many think language and speech are one and the same. But the prevalence of sign languages suggests otherwise. Not only can Deaf communities generate language using manual gestures, but their languages share some of their design and neural mechanisms with spoken languages. New research by Northeastern University’s Prof. Iris Berent further underscores the flexibility of human language and its robustness across both spoken and signed channels of communication.
Many species on the planet employ a unique form of communication.
Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University’s David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts meditation has on interpersonal harmony and compassion. Several religious traditions have suggested that mediation does just that, but there has been no scientific proof—until now.
We all know—generally speaking—how a car works: The gas pedal makes it go, the break pedal makes it stop, and the steering wheel determines its course.
The species that live on our coasts provide benefits that most of us are unaware of.
Catching rides on cargo ships and fishing boats, many invasive species are now covering our shorelines and compromising the existence of our native marine life. In a study published in Ecology Letters, Northeastern University Prof. David Kimbro and his team examine what factors allow some invasive species to survive in their new environments and others to fail.