Psychology professor David DeSteno’s lab is the first to study the social implications of meditation, a practice well known to improve one’s physical and psychological well-being.
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.
Professor Michail Sitkovsky’s literature review in the New England Journal of Medicine examines the vast body of research that followed his team’s groundbreaking discovery about the inner workings of the immune system.
Network scientists at Northeastern have designed an algorithm capable of identifying the subset of components that reveal a complex system’s overall nature.
In new research, Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor in the department of marine and environmental sciences, and her student Tamara Hartke turn an old theory of termite behavior on its head.
Complex decision-making requires us to select the most important information and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an associate professor of psychology.
In 2009, Northeastern University network scientist Alessandro Vespignani developed a computational model that predicted the spread of the H1N1 virus. Three years later, new studies show that these predictions were highly accurate.
For decades, the inner workings of a protein implicated in the cause of nearly 30 percent of all cancers baffled drug developers. But chemistry professor Carla Mattos may have unlocked the mystery.
James Monaghan, an assistant professor of biology, studies the axolotl salamander, which can grow new limbs and parts of its spinal cord.
Toyoko Orimoto, an assistant professor of physics, says that we should be more concerned with climate change than judgment day, which the Mayan calendar predicts will take place on Friday.