Marine scientists in Australia recently reported that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is now bleached. Northeastern’s Steven Vollmer explains why the condition, typically the result of warming ocean temperatures, could lead to “the ocean’s equivalent of a rainforest with no trees.”
Hospital-related staph infections are rampant, with hundreds of thousands being reported in the U.S. each year. Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis and his colleagues are at the forefront of developing new drugs to stop the trend.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.
New research from Northeastern professor David DeSteno shows how cultivating gratitude for everyday occurrences leads to greater patience and more self-control.
As the Zika virus continues its inexorable spread, a panel of faculty members discussed how they—and by extension we—can be part of the global solution.
The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entrepreneurial spirit was on full display Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 Northeastern students and faculty. The judges submitted their ratings and the top award winners were recognized at an afternoon reception in East Village.
“I study termites,” says Erin Cole, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology. “I’m not here to tell you how to kill them.” No, she’s here at RISE:2016 to […]
The judging is underway at RISE:2016. The doors opened at 10 a.m., and presenters are talking with judges and visiting with expo attendees.
Can a flow of information across Twitter signal when a momentous event is about to occur? Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani and an interdisciplinary group of scientists developed a method to find out. Their findings represent an initial step in constructing models to detect trouble before it’s too late.
Northeastern’s student chapter of Best Buddies International counts more than 40 young humanitarians who volunteer to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alex Linden, BHS’17, and Melissa Jacques, S’17, are two of those humanitarians. On Friday, they’ll help host Northeastern’s inaugural “Special Spirit” basketball game.
Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis and his team have launched an all-out effort to find a cure for Lyme disease, which afflicts nearly 300,000 new people in the U.S. each year. Their efforts aim to bring relief to all patients, including those who suffer from a debilitating chronic version of the disease.
The horrific bombings in Brussels on Tuesday have left another European city reeling after a terrorist attack. In the aftermath, we asked an interdisciplinary group of faculty members to offer insight into the events.