Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, says that there is “not a cause for alarm” after a new paper revealed that many psychology studies’ results could not be replicated.
Coral DNA could improve ocean conservation and reveal secrets about our own evolutionary history. Researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center have made it easy to extract coral tissue aboard a ship and preserve the DNA for analysis.
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
Blurb: When discussing one of the most contentious topics of the 21st century—climate change—finding the balance between fact and emotion is precarious, say Northeastern faculty.
For six weeks this summer, some 120 students from Boston Public Schools made an early morning trek from across the city to Northeastern’s campus, where they engaged in a math enrichment program designed to prepare them for calculus courses in high school.
As authorities continue to debate the topic, marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar led a research team whose novel work has potential applications for improved cellphone cameras and tiny transistors that when multiplied by the billions could fuel computers.
University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis and his colleagues match findings in the lab with ones from human subjects to advance customized antibiotic treatments.
Mark Patterson is discussing Aquaman at a Comic-Con 2015 panel on Friday. But on Thursday he attended the pop-culture convention in costume as a coral polyp, raising awareness about the dangers of microplastics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.
Eva Hayes, S’16, is on co-op in the Bahamas at the Bimini Sharklab, where she swims with sharks and helps the lab study and tag them for research purposes. It’s a “dream co-op,” she said.
Cognitive scientist John Coley has helped unlock why misconceptions persist in science education—research that could change the way instructors teach and improve how students learn science.
Antarctic fish are a vital component to the food web that sustains life in the cold Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. They feed on smaller organisms, and serve as meals […]
Northeastern will lead an interdisciplinary research project to study the interconnectivity of rocky intertidal communities throughout the Gulf of Maine, where the warming rate of its waters is among the fastest in the world.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations. Now, in a paper published in Nature, Distinguished University Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has reported finding the epicenter of those predictions.
A research team led by University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve identified drug-tolerant persister cells in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. They also present a promising approach to potentially eradicating this and other infections.
The university, in partnership with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts discussed critical research and policy issues focused on protecting marine ecosystems.
Benjamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship working on a research project under the guidance of an NOAA mentor.
Ellie Shin, SSH/S’16, was determined to work on co-op in a campus research lab. She found one, and has quickly made the most of her experiences.
Researchers at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab utilized a public transit model to depict how a hypothetical pandemic can spread across the world. The Epidemic Rapid Transit Map is on display at the New York Hall of Science, beginning today.
At the annual College of Science co-op expo, some two dozen students discussed their co-op experiences at companies, research institutes, and labs from as near as Northeastern’s campus and as far as London, Madagascar, and Australia.
Graduate student Jessica Torossian encountered winter’s beauty in the form of frost flowers while performing field research on blue mussels in the Gulf of Maine.
Northeastern University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions, a remarkable step in understanding human diseases.
Many of the principal issues facing coastal sustainability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Science Center Director Geoff Trussell.
Research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues finds that spoken language and motor systems are intricately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.
Murray Gibson, founding dean of the College of Science, discusses some of last year’s most fascinating science advances and what he’ll be watching closely in 2015.
Northeastern University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis and his team’s pioneering research presenting a new antibiotic that kills pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance has captured headlines worldwide and drawn widespread praise from the scientific community.
The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections, says Northeastern University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis.
Associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Michael Pollastri has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance his research into a treatment for sleeping sickness.
Visit the New England Aquarium and you may see a fish caught by Northeastern student Alfred Kyrollos, who was part of a biannual fish collecting expedition in the Bahamas in October.
Northeastern is part of an international research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish. The breakthrough will shed light on the animal’s unique evolutionary adaptation to freezing waters.
A new Web tool co-developed by network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab pulls Twitter mentions of Ebola-related keywords and displays them on an interactive world map—allowing the public to follow the latest news and discussion in real time.
Four professors in the College of Science explained what drives their passion for science and discovery at a campus event Thursday night.
The neglected tropical disease affects tens of thousands of people and is mostly fatal. Now, new research co-authored by Northeastern chemistry professor Michael Pollastri has identified hundreds of chemical compounds that could lead to a cure.