Thursday night at Northeastern, Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard Roberts argued that despite what you may have heard, GMOs are safe and have the potential to save lives in developing countries. Here are five key points from his talk.
“The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dialogue of Civilizations program in Iceland. At Thursday’s annual dialogue fair, she was among the students and faculty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfamiliar country.
[alt blurb:] Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani led an international collaborative effort to track the spread of Ebola in Liberia. The Aspen Institute award, Vespignani says, “is intended to foster the idea of science without borders, science as a global endeavor. Its themes align closely with those of Northeastern.”
For ecological forecasters like Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth, mussels act as a barometer of climate change. That’s why Helmuth created “robomussels”—tiny robots that look like mussels but are outfitted with sensors to track temperature conditions.
Chuck Hillman practices what he preaches, applying his research findings to his personal life. When he’s not studying the relationship between physical activity and cognitive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.
University Distinguished Professor Albert-László Barabási brings his expertise at modeling complex networks to an interdisciplinary research group focused on ending coronary heart disease.
Associate professor Jennifer Bowen, a new faculty member at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, studies the interconnectedness between human activity and some of the world’s tiniest inhabitants—microbes—nestled in marine environments.
Federal regulators yesterday announced a formal recall of some 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of the devices overheating and igniting. Northeastern research professor K.M. Abraham, an expert on lithium-ion battery technology, explains the phenomenon and how to respond to it.
Northeastern researchers project the probability of locally transmitted Zika cases outside of Florida to be extremely low, ‘just one or two.’ Much of the U.S. has no mosquitoes with Zika and will remain unaffected.
Madeline Carpenter and Peter Kilian are on co-op at Best Bees Company, where the biology majors have some extraordinary workmates: thousands and thousands of honey bees. Our staff photographer joined the students for a day and offers this behind-the-scenes look.