Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people on Monday afternoon at his inaugural lecture, after which he conversed with President Joseph E. Aoun.
Northeastern biologists have developed a method for treating intractable chronic infections, which kill more than tens of thousands of Americans each year.
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.
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.
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.
Northeastern researchers are developing a neuronal-based control system that would allow the RoboBee to forage for flowers.
Northeastern doctoral candidate Daniel Blustein developed a curriculum to introduce middle school students to biomimetic science, the focus of his own research.
Climate change may impact the incidence and severity of a toxic species of algae, according to research by recent environmental studies graduate Ashley Cryan.
The leaders of the Northeastern Biochemistry club attribute its success to strong friendships and a deep interest in the field.
Lucas Schoeppner, Lauren Byrnes, and Hollis Thomann have earned the prestigious scholarships and will travel to study, conduct research, and teach in Germany.
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.
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.