University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.
In the wake of the recent deadly mudslide in Washington state, Tom Sheahan, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, breaks down the anatomy of slides and offers potential preventative measures.
Psychology professor John Coley discusses how the need for explanation can drive society—and perhaps the media—to be consumed with curiosity into the unknown, like with the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Dave Muench, DMSB’14, has launched a mobile application called Skimmin that allows users to browse the top headlines of the day in just 60 seconds.
We binge watch TV shows, live tweet along with actors, and indulge in increasingly compelling online programming. But these are just a few examples of the TV industry’s recent evolution, says Bill Lancaster, a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies.
Ariella Sharf, a third-year psychology major, has created a company called Head’s Up for Charity, which has been able to raise money and awareness for several causes around the world. You may be surprised to discover how she came up with the idea.
Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.
Drug overdoses are reportedly on the rise both locally and nationally. The Massachusetts State Police has reported 185 fatalities since Nov. 1, which doesn’t include the large cities of Boston, … read more »
Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs—which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.
For students like Hannah Kilfoye, SSH’15, community service on holds the key to becoming a student leader. This week, she is a team leader on Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break program in the Dominican Republic with Outreach360.
Law professor Libby Adler explains the significance of the Justice Department’s new policy to grant same-sex married couples equal protection in legal matters.
Former professional ice skater Erin Sharaf, now of Northeastern’s physician assistant program, reflects on the mental and physical challenges of Olympic figure skating.