University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis and his colleagues match findings in the lab with ones from human subjects to advance customized antibiotic treatments.
A recent news report suggests that more than 900 million Android phones could be at risk for cyberattacks. We asked Northeastern research scientist Collin Mulliner to offer up some strategies for keeping your device safe.
Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási reveals the truth behind six degrees of separation—and why the number doesn’t matter.
Northeastern associate professor Jessica Hoffman and a team of researchers examined middle and high schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their encouraging findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools.
Web personalization expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest manufactured shopping day to promise big savings on scores of products, and offers up some tips for online shoppers looking to exercise their consumer freedom.
For Andrew Gouldstone, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the New Horizons’ spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is an exciting lesson in both curiosity and attention to detail.
We asked Northeastern University–Seattle’s new director of computer science programs to discuss his vision for these programs and where the computer science industry is headed.
The once 75-foot-high snow pile hovering over the Seaport District brings the issue of surface-water pollutants into plain view, says Northeastern associate professor Ferdi Hellweger.
Mark Patterson is discussing Aquaman at a Comic-Con 2015 panel on Friday. But on Thursday he attended the pop-culture convention in costume as a coral polyp, raising awareness about the dangers of microplastics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.
More than 100 million adults suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Now one Northeastern student—a doctor of physical therapy candidate named Lauren Jarmusz—is working to counter the health scourge, cofounding a startup aimed at connecting people with doctors who specialize in the field.
Nanoscale fender guitars? Not quite yet. But researcher Steve Cranford managed to “tune a molecule” and sound out a children’s bedtime favorite.
Cognitive scientist John Coley has helped unlock why misconceptions persist in science education—research that could change the way instructors teach and improve how students learn science.