On Thursday, a team of scientists announced that they had detected gravitational waves, ripples of energy across space-time sparked by the merging of two black holes. Northeastern physicist Pran Nath discusses the impact of the major breakthrough. Image by NASA
Assistant professor Bryan Spring develops photodynamic therapies that both target malignant cells and halt new tumor growth. It’s a novel one-two punch approach to personalized medicine.
Dozens of Northeastern students have worked as part of their global experiential program to help solve the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
Last week the popular social media platform reported that each of us is connected to everyone else not by six but just three and a half other people. Northeastern network theorist Albert-László Barabási offers a more comprehensive view: the number itself is a “toss up,” depending on the density of the network.
Nikos Passas, an international financial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling members of a House Financial Services Committee task force that the global threat of trade-based money laundering is serious but that effective responses are within reach.
On Wednesday, the man whose conviction was profiled on the hugely popular “Serial” podcast, returns to court for a post-conviction hearing. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful convictions, says that “Serial” and Making a Murderer have highlighted some of the chief flaws in our criminal justice system. But he also says that he is dismayed by how the programs presented their cases.
In the new Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education released Tuesday, Northeastern is one of only 115 higher education institutions nationwide in the top tier for research activity. The classification signals the impact of the university’s strategic vision and investments over the past 10 years that have elevated Northeastern into a powerhouse on par with the nation’s elite research colleges and universities.
Northeastern assistant professor of psychology Rebecca Shansky provides insights into new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder with a preclinical study that distinguishes how males and females respond to traumatic events.
Through Northeastern’s population health doctoral program, Cassidy Griffin combines her doctoral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-based health information company. In so doing, she is learning how to conduct both discovery– and innovation-driven research on how population health and data analytics can help organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.
“The images sear themselves into your heart and soul,” Jeffrey Burds, associate professor of history at Northeastern, said as part of a presentation on the July 1, 1941, pogrom in Lemberg, Ukraine, where more than 3,000 Jews were killed.
Philip Larese-Casanova, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who studies the chemical processes of water pollutants, examines the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Associate professor Maria Dolce, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is bringing nursing and dental students together to put into practice the role that oral health plays in overall health.