In new research, network scientist Alessandro Vespignani and his team show through computational modeling that a hypothetical attack involving smallpox may spread to two or four countries before the first cases are ever diagnosed.
On Saturday, civil and environmental engineering professor Ferdi Hellweger participated in the first community swim of Boston’s Charles River in more than half a century.
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.
A group of first-year students recently completed the Summer Discovery Experience, an intensive PRISM summer program in which students experience hands-on research in mathematics, physics, and biology.
Pharmacy graduate Nick O’Donnell earned an award at the RISE:2013 expo this spring for his work investigating the adverse effects of intravenous sedatives.
Northeastern’s Professional Science Master’s degree program in biotechnology, now in its 10th year, is a model for similar programs around the world.
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.
Chemical engineering professor Thomas Webster’s team developed an injectable, conductive material to regenerate heart tissue after either a heart attack or cardiac disease.
Network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who studies the spread of diseases, explains the pandemic potential of the emerging H7N9 bird flu and why it’s different from past strains.
Industrial engineering major Kendall Sanderson studies how to use systems engineering to streamline the healthcare industry.
Pharmaceutical sciences professor Barbara Waszczak and graduate student Brendan Harmon devised an intranasal gene therapy that targets the underlying cause of Parkinson’s disease, not just its symptoms.
Professor Gary Young and his colleagues at Northeastern are the first in the nation to analyze hospitals’ community benefits practices, which are intimately linked with their tax-exempt status.