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.
Assistant professor Randall Hughes examines the environmental implications of periwinkle snails’ preference for climbing sexually reproductive marsh grasses as opposed to vegetative ones.
Ryan Myers built the electrohydrodynamic jet printer and optimized it for the Ayers’ lab’s specific needs. Photo by Brooks Canaday.
The Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technologies will convene key leaders in government, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges of renewable energy conversion and storage.
Chemistry professor and chair Graham Jones uses environmentally (and financially) friendly methods to conduct organic drug research.
Northeastern hosted the first International Translational Nanomedicine Conference over the weekend, welcoming researchers and industry experts from around the globe.
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.
In new research, network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team show through computational modeling that a hypothetical attack involving smallpox may spread to two or four countries before the first cases are ever diagnosed.
Assistant professor of physics Toyoko Orimoto received an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy to study physics beyond the Standard Model.
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.
The pioneering degree program, which will begin this fall, will focus on an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the underlying complexity of various systems.
Constantinos Mavroidis, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, discusses the impact 3-D printing will have on the biomedical field. His lab is already using the technology to print smart, customized orthotic devices.
Northeastern graduate students are working to develop the next generation of energy efficient lithium batteries.
Psychology professor David DeSteno’s lab is the first to study the social implications of meditation, a practice well known to improve one’s physical and psychological well-being.
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.
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.
Network scientists at Northeastern have designed an algorithm capable of identifying the subset of components that reveal a complex system’s overall nature.
In new research, Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor in the department of marine and environmental sciences, and her student Tamara Hartke turn an old theory of termite behavior on its head.
Complex decision-making requires us to select the most important information and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an associate professor of psychology.
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.
For decades, the inner workings of a protein implicated in the cause of nearly 30 percent of all cancers baffled drug developers. But chemistry professor Carla Mattos may have unlocked the mystery.
James Monaghan, an assistant professor of biology, studies the axolotl salamander, which can grow new limbs and parts of its spinal cord.
Toyoko Orimoto, an assistant professor of physics, says that we should be more concerned with climate change than judgment day, which the Mayan calendar predicts will take place on Friday.
For biology major Dessislava Bogoeva, a trio of experiential learning opportunities in the Western European nation have guided her career path.
Physics professor Srinivas Sridhar and his team of researchers are developing new technology that could be useful for a variety of applications from detecting military threats to tracking epileptic seizures..
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.
Paul Champion, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, uses femtosecond laser pulses to probe molecular vibrations that elude standard analytical techniques.