Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and her team at the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory use the science of emotion to scare people at a haunted house — and raise money for charity.
Three Northeastern spinoffs were highlighted in a new report from The Science Coalition as examples of how federally funded university research and the companies created from that work can boosts the U.S. economy.
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.
Last week, the startup company Fantex Inc. announced a new marketplace for investors to buy and sell shares linked to the brand value and economic performance of professional athletes—and one … read more »
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.
Northeastern hosted the first in a series of regional workshops for the Materials Genome Initiative, an Obama administration effort to reduce the time and cost needed to develop novel materials that can advance manufacturing and strengthen the economy.
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.