With the ability to clone animals from their genetic material, bringing back extinct species is no longer the stuff of science fiction. But is it ethical? We asked philosophy professor Ronald Sandler.
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In a new paper, Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji and his collaborators present a drug-delivery system they believe can specifically target only tumors and turn off the cancer cells’ “superpowers” that allow them to grow uncontrollably.
In a special presentation, Northeastern alumnus Ken Stuart presented research from the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, which he founded in 1976 to tackle global infectious diseases.
Professor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more versatile than traditional 3-D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engineering breakthroughs be just the tip of the iceberg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.
In recent years, the notion that there is a single mechanism by which antibiotics wipe out bacteria has permeated the field of microbiology. Now, new research from professor Kim Lewis and his team questions that hypothesis.
Matthias Ruth, a Northeastern professor of public policy and engineering, and an international team of scholars studied how the response to a 2009 earthquake in Italy can guide future city-planning efforts.
Assistant professor David Smith is leveraging digital humanities techniques to analyze syntactic changes throughout history in an effort to understand how languages evolve.
Northeastern’s Center for STEM education hosted the 67th annual Boston Science Fair over the weekend, where middle– and high-school students presented research on topics ranging from basketball bouncing to cellular signaling.
Professor and cybersecurity expert Wil Robertson discusses the impact of new measures the Obama administration is reportedly taking to combat cyberattacks and the challenges federal officials face in recruiting cyberspecialists.
Applications like invisibility cloaking can’t be realized until the metamaterials that enable them are operable at a range of frequencies. New research from associate professor Hossein Mosallaei could lead to this possibility.
Tucker Marion, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, studies how new technology is changing the field of rapid prototyping.
New research from pharmaceutical sciences professor Richard Deth suggests a regulatory role for a well-known enzyme, and it may be impaired in autism.