Northeastern researchers are developing the world’s smallest actuator for use in advanced NASA technologies as well as everyday household robotics.
Northeastern biologists have developed a method for treating intractable chronic infections, which kill more than tens of thousands of Americans each year.
Heather Brenhouse, an assistant professor of psychology, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the connection between childhood trauma and adolescent mental illness.
Advances in observational technologies show that populations of bacterial cells are as diverse as any other species, but analytical tools have yet to evolve to study this individuality, says associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Ferdi Hellweger.
At the biannual meeting of the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organizations Transformation, graduate students from professor James Benneyan’s Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute presented the results of interdisciplinary projects aimed at fixing the healthcare system.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space has selected Northeastern spinoff company Quad Technologies as one of eight startups through the MassChallenge Startup Accelerator to receive funding that will leverage their research on the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.
Censorship on the Chinese version of Twitter does little to stifle discourse, according to researchers in Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and her team at the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory use the science of emotion to scare people at a haunted house — and raise money for charity.
Three Northeastern spinoffs were highlighted in a new report from The Science Coalition as examples of how federally funded university research and the companies created from that work can boosts the U.S. economy.
Network scientists at Northeastern took advantage of a visit from Hungarian President János Áder to present research on the social network of the city’s Hungarian expat community.
The secrecy model that dominates drug discovery doesn’t work for neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people each year. Associate professor Michael Pollastri hopes to shift that paradigm with a new platform for secure data-sharing.
Backed by a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, physics professor Alain Karma is part of a research team studying how a particular class of gene mutations in humans significantly increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest by disturbing the heart’s electrical signaling.