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.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways to study how marine organisms respond to climate related severe temperature stress.
Northeastern chemistry students made ice cream using liquid nitrogen on Friday afternoon on Krentzman Quad at an annual Welcome Week event that combines the science with the social.
Assigning credit for science papers with multiple authors can sometimes be a challenge. But a paper from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research offers a new way to allocate this credit.
New research from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research presents a pioneering approach to understanding European and North American cultural history by mapping out the mobility patterns of notable intellectuals over a 2,000-year span.
Biology major Lena King was captivated the first time she saw an open bee hive. On co-op at a Boston-based beekeeping company, she’s observing the world of the queen bee and researching ways to help honeybees survive.
Northeastern marine science professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson discuss the decision for Northeastern to join forces with Mission 31, the monthlong underwater expedition off the Florida coast and headed by Fabien Cousteau.
New research from the Center for Drug Discovery at Northeastern presents a series of molecules that can be controllably deactivated, thereby reducing the side effects of potentially valuable drugs.
Northeastern researchers are the first to show that marine crabs are capable of hearing and that their auditory ability plays an important role in their response to fish predators.
Waterfront homeowners’ efforts represent hundreds of thousands of miniature conservation projects. Understanding how they tick is essential to urban coastal sustainability efforts, according to Steven Scyphers, a post-doctoral research fellow at Northeastern.
Northeastern research technician Sara Williams first heard of the underwater research habitat Aquarius as a young member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Twelve years later, she’ll be leading a research project just outside its doors.
Graduate student Amanda Dwyer will lead a research project in conjunction with Mission 31, a monthlong underwater expedition led by Fabien Cousteau, in which she’ll examine the dynamics of zooplankton on coral reefs.
Joanne Miller, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Psychology, was recently recognized for her pioneering research on human language processing in the field of speech perception.
A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Here, Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.
Doctoral students Allison Matzelle, Jennifer Morales, and Tanya Rogers have been named 2014 graduate research fellows by the National Science Foundation. The program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
Northeastern associate professor Jon Grabowski, an expert in marine science and fisheries and a member of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Plan Development Team, is working with fisheries scientists and managers to develop tools that will enhance fisheries habitat management.
U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark, as well as staff members from U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren’s offices, visited Northeastern’s unique urban coastal research facility in Nahant on Wednesday to learn more about the interdisciplinary work taking place there.
New research from marine scientists at Northeastern shows that the behavior of middle predators in marine food webs plays an important role in the welfare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.
Newly appointed professor Stacy Marsella develops computer programs that simulate human emotions, giving virtual humans the same ability as people to convey emotion through facial expressions and hand gestures.
Rachael Tompa wants to be an astronaut. The senior chose Northeastern because of its co-op program, which led to her experiential learning opportunity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Her next stop? Probably the International Space Station.
Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.
Northeastern professor Barry Karger, whose contributions to analytical chemistry helped enable the sequencing of the human genome, will receive the Arnold O. Beckman Medal and Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in the Field of Electrodriven Separation Techniques later this month.
Jennifer Elliott, a doctoral candidate at the Marine Science Center, is pursuing research to determine how best to rehabilitate the coral reefs in her homeland of Mauritius, a small island located in the Indian Ocean.
New research out of Northeastern psychology professor Iris Berent’s lab suggests that humans’ capacity for creating language is encoded in our brains as a universal set of rules.
University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.
Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.
In new a paper, Northeastern psychology researchers challenge long-held beliefs about patience by showing that cultivating gratitude can promote impulse control—which many previous studies have linked to better long-term outcomes.
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.
Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people on Monday afternoon at his inaugural lecture, after which he conversed with President Joseph E. Aoun.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution in favor of establishing a new Master of Science in Innovation degree in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
In response to revelations of failures in the Google Flu Trends’ predictive capabilities, Northeastern University researchers examined how Big Data can best be utilized for scientific gain in a report published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
Northeastern University associate professor of mathematics Ivan Loseu was named a Sloan 2014 Research Fellow for his contributions to the field of representation theory, a sophisticated branch of algebra.