Marine scientists in Australia recently reported that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is now bleached. Northeastern’s Steven Vollmer explains why the condition, typically the result of warming ocean temperatures, could lead to “the ocean’s equivalent of a rainforest with no trees.”
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Standing desks are all the rage, and Jack T. Dennerlein, professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, has taken the first step in developing ergonomic guidelines for how to use them.
A team led by associate professor Anand Asthagiri explores the biophysics behind the spread of breast cancer, providing hope for future treatments and early diagnosis.
Hospital-related staph infections are rampant, with hundreds of thousands being reported in the U.S. each year. Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis and his colleagues are at the forefront of developing new drugs to stop the trend.
Northeastern researchers have developed a new programming language that can decipher images relayed by drones, untangling, for instance, if an image is of a terrorist planting a bomb or simply a farmer planting root vegetables for his livelihood.
New research from Northeastern professor David DeSteno shows how cultivating gratitude for everyday occurrences leads to greater patience and more self-control.
New faculty member Ameet Pinto, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working to answer that question. Specifically, his research focuses on the role of microbial organisms in drinking water and how they continue to survive today’s exhaustive water treatment processes.
The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entrepreneurial spirit was on full display Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 Northeastern students and faculty. The judges submitted their ratings and the top award winners were recognized at an afternoon reception in East Village.
More than 900 innovative and entrepreneurial Northeastern students and faculty took part in RISE:2016. Here, in their own words, a few of these students share their research. Video by Shirin […]
Graduate student Jaclene Forlano sought to find the perfect pacifier. Not just one with a stuffed animal hanging from it to entertain infants, but one that can help pre-term infants […]
Picture this: A sensor the size of two matchsticks side-by-side that can detect a bacterial infection in two minutes flat. It would quickly enable health-care providers to administer an antibiotic that targets the specific bug rather than a broad-spectrum drug that could be hit-or-miss. That describes the mind-boggling research project that Daniel Ostberg, E’20, displayed in Innovation Alley at RISE:2016.