3Qs: A 3-​​D printout for your health

Con­stan­tinos Mavroidis, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Engi­neering, dis­cusses the impact 3-​​D printing will have on the bio­med­ical field. His lab is already using the tech­nology to print smart, cus­tomized orthotic devices.

That’s one smart toothbrush

A team of engi­neering stu­dents con­ceived a smart tooth­brush at the annual Engi­neers for the Greater Good com­pe­ti­tion, win­ning first place and a $1,500 stipend to turn the con­cept into reality.

Kryptonite for cancer cells

In a new paper, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Man­soor Amiji and his col­lab­o­ra­tors present a drug-​​delivery system they believe can specif­i­cally target only tumors and turn off the cancer cells’ “super­powers” that allow them to grow uncontrollably.

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Pro­fessor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engi­neering break­throughs be just the tip of the ice­berg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Researchers as entrepreneurs

Northeastern’s unique Lab to Ven­tures pro­gram guides top grad­uate stu­dents through the process of turning their research into inde­pen­dent, suc­cessful companies.

How chemists think

Com­plex decision-​​making requires us to select the most impor­tant infor­ma­tion and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of psychology.