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.
With a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Northeastern professors will develop a Web-based system that teachers can use to more easily track the progress of children with emotional or behavior disorders.
A new strategy for mapping networks, from those underlying the Internet to the human brain, suggests possibilities for repairing damaged connections and disrupting dangerous ones.
The Northeastern University chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently undertook its toughest mission to date, and through it learned the power of teamwork.
Northeastern professor of chemical engineering Shashi Murthy has received a four-year, $1.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel instrument that would automate an important process used in creating effective vaccines.
Students in the first cohort of an exciting new cancer nanomedicine research co-op program are wrapping up their experiential learning opportunities, which they say have been nothing short of career-defining.
Antarctic fish are a vital component to the food web that sustains life in the cold Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. They feed on smaller organisms, and serve as meals […]
A research team led by Becky Briesacher, an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy, has disproved a belief that Medicare Part D impacts health outcomes and provides cost-offsets in other medical services.
In the wake of last year’s deadly shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as other events in which the police’s use of force has been questioned, is […]
Opioid overdose kills some 25,000 people per year in the U.S—or 68 people per day. One way to reduce the nation’s number of opioid-related deaths, says Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, is to equip police with naloxone, the opioid antagonist.
Only 6.7 percent of federal inmates in America’s prisons are female, according to April 2015 data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. And Piper Chapman is one of them. Well, not […]
Google’s short-term memory and travel websites overcharging shoppers are just two of the things we learned from assistant professor Christo Wilson’s lecture on Web personalization.
More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are estimated to be floating in the world’s oceans, threatening marine life. Ethan Edson’s prototype is designed to gather data by tracking these harmful particles.
Northeastern will lead an interdisciplinary research project to study the interconnectivity of rocky intertidal communities throughout the Gulf of Maine, where the warming rate of its waters is among the fastest in the world.
For Northeastern associate vice provost for curriculum Katherine Ziemer, questions like “why” and “what if” are the ultimate catalysts for solving problems and making discoveries. To answer those questions, she turns to the smallest unit of matter: the atom.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations. Now, in a paper published in Nature, Distinguished University Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has reported finding the epicenter of those predictions.
A research team led by University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve identified drug-tolerant persister cells in the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. They also present a promising approach to potentially eradicating this and other infections.
The university, in partnership with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts discussed critical research and policy issues focused on protecting marine ecosystems.
Northeastern computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to predict future unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than traditional forecasts.
Here are some interesting figures and factoids about Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. The university on Thursday held a topping-off ceremony for the state-of-the-art facility, which is currently under construction on Columbus Avenue.
The university on Thursday held a ceremony celebrating a significant milestone in the construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, as the final steel beam was added to the building’s structure.
Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi, PhD’16, recently received a $20,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit aimed at achieving gender equity through advocacy, education, and research.
When it comes to fighting diseases in the 21st century, Big Data is becoming an integral weapon. At the forefront of this battle is world-renowned network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who […]
Five Northeastern student-researchers have worked to address the worldwide water crisis, designing a solar-powered desalination system that produces potable ocean water.
Five Northeastern student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer.
Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Vergara, E’17, reflected on their life-changing work for Northeastern’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, focusing on how their experiences have shaped their engineering skills, global perspectives, and co-ops.
Nanotechnology researchers at Northeastern are joining forces with Wenzhou Medical University in China to collaborate in the new field of picotechnology—and combat eye infections.
The university recognized the impressive accomplishments of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the fifth annual Academic Honors Convocation, which was held in Blackman Auditorium on Thursday afternoon.
A team of Northeastern researchers has received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a decision framework for designing buildings that are both resilient and sustainable in the face of multiple environmental hazards like earthquakes, flooding, and heavy winds.
The university recognized the impressive accomplishments of a select group of students on Wednesday evening, hosting a reception in honor of those who have excelled in the classroom and in the community.
University leaders on Wednesday presented the Faculty Senate with an overview of the fiscal year 2016 budget, which will advance Northeastern’s commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, faculty hiring, student life, research, and improving its physical and technology resources.
Benjamin Moran, S’18, has been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scholarship includes a 10-week paid internship working on a research project under the guidance of an NOAA mentor.
While studying at Northeastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the prevention of suicide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow graduates on May 8 when she delivers her Commencement address.
Tianxiang Nan, a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering at Northeastern, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.
A score of students, faculty, and staff will be recognized for their impressive achievements at the Academic Honors Convocation, which will be held in the Blackman Auditorium on April 23. Here’s a comprehensive list of the honorees.