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.
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Constantinos Mavroidis cites Northeastern’s spirit of innovation as a catalyst for his recent election to the National Academy of Inventors.
Dinos Mavroidis, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and his team are developing computer software to simulate cancer drug delivery, guided by the force of a magnetic field.
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.
Fresh Truck co-founder and Northeastern alumnus Daniel Clarke shares his experience turning and school bus into a thriving mobile farmers market.
I hope you caught a glimpse of our interview with Betsy Hirsch on Tuesday on the impact of antibiotic resistant bacteria on national health. Bottom line: resistance is no good. […]