The secrecy model that dominates drug discovery doesn’t work for neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people each year. Associate professor Michael Pollastri hopes to shift that paradigm with a new platform for secure data-sharing.
Backed by a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, physics professor Alain Karma is part of a research team studying how a particular class of gene mutations in humans significantly increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest by disturbing the heart’s electrical signaling.
At the annual State of the University event on Tuesday, President Joseph E. Aoun challenged students, faculty, and staff to help shape Northeastern’s bright future by capitalizing on its momentum.
Fourth-year student Clint Valentine is an avid outdoorsman. Over the summer, he gathered valuable data in the Colorado Rockies to help researchers make management and conservation decisions.
Cyanobacteria, which are responsible for producing a quarter of the earth’s breathable oxygen, are nearly 3 billion years old, but they’ve yet to be well understood on a genetic level. Associate professor Jacqueline Piret aims to change that.
As part of Northeastern’s educational series on civic sustainability, a trio of Northeastern scholars led a discussion on immigration issues in the U.S. from a legal, philosophical, and criminal justice perspective.
Northeastern will commemorate the six-month anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing by hosting a special one-day exhibit encouraging people to add to Our Marathon, the university’s crowd-sourced digital archive.
While newspapers folded, Internet news sites rushed to fill the information void, says assistant professor Dan Kennedy, whose new book explores the ecosystem of online journalism.
New research from associate professor Rebeca Rosengaus confirms ant larvae have retained their individual immune systems throughout evolution, which she said could help explain why social insects are geographically widespread and ecologically dominant.
Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, discusses how information sharing around public safety has evolved in recent years and the benefits and challenges of what he describes as “crowdsourcing public safety.”
Distinguished University Professor Albert-László Barabási and his team at the Center for Complex Network Research have created a model that can successfully predict the long-term impact of scholarly papers.
An interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the world converged at Northeastern last week to grapple with the ethics of informed consent when using humans as their subjects.