You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours

Com­mu­ni­ties with strong mutu­al­istic inter­ac­tions tend to be more resilient, according to a new study by Fil­ippo Simini, a post­doc­toral research asso­ciate in Northeastern’s Center for Com­plex Net­work Research.

Researcher studies protein’s role in aging

Sunny Zhou, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­istry and chem­ical biology, has received $1 mil­lion from the National Insti­tutes of Health to study the impor­tance of an enzyme in aging and disease.

A wiring diagram for disease

Baruch Barzel, a post­doc­toral researcher in world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​László Barabási’s lab, has worked out a method for map­ping the inter­ac­tions between cel­lular com­po­nents, moving the team a step closer in its quest to under­stand, pre­dict, and con­trol disease.

Study: Antibiotics are unique assassins

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.

The brakes of inflammation

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.

Validation for flu prediction

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.

Northeastern researcher elected president of the Complex Systems Society

Alessandro Vespig­nani, the Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of physics, com­puter sci­ence and health sci­ences, believes that com­plex sys­tems sci­ence has the poten­tial to solve real-​​world challenges.