Thomas Webster, professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named president of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials, a 3,000-plus-member organization dedicated to enhancing human health and quality of life through biomaterials research.
A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Here, Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.
I’m currently sitting at my standing desk as I write this after walking back from an interview on campus. I’m glad that I walked there–I could have just done it […]
Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.
Experts discussed the impact a politicians’ health can have on their political careers at a recent conference hosted by Northeastern’s Department of Political Science.
Here’s a simple explanation for how many addictions work: you consume a chemical compound–through ingestion, inhalation, whatever–that looks or works a lot like another compound that’s naturally present in your […]
Assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences Tania Konry has developed a system that efficiently tests for a wide range of biological specimens. Whether you’re looking for complex cancer cell biomarkers in a sample or simple bacteria in drinking water, the system costs significantly less than standard approaches and spits out results in a fraction of the time.
In response to revelations of failures in the Google Flu Trends’ predictive capabilities, Northeastern University researchers examined how Big Data can best be utilized for scientific gain in a report published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
Chemistry and chemical biology professor John R. Engen uses a novel technique to analyze large, complex biopharmaceutical drugs—which could have major implications for healthcare and its associated costs.
A new type of cellular mechanism discovered by Northeastern researchers triggers bacterial biofilm formation.
Virtual humans, relational robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-tracking technologies were among the innovative research projects highlighted at a daylong conference at Northeastern that explored the intersection of emotion science and technology.
Every dementia patient requires a nuanced form of care, according to Alice Bonner, a newly appointed associate professor in the School of Nursing and a leading expert in treating dementia.