Student projects assess Logan Airport resilience

Grad­uate stu­dents recently met with Mass­port offi­cials to present rec­om­men­da­tions for strength­ening infra­struc­ture life­line resilience at Logan Inter­na­tional Air­port. The pro­posals were devel­oped as part of a new inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course at Northeastern.

Northeastern researchers connect diseases based on their molecular similarities

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity net­work sci­en­tists have found a way to con­nect dis­eases based on their shared mol­e­c­ular inter­ac­tions, a remark­able step in under­standing human diseases.

Climate models suggest major changes in coastal marine ecosystems

By the end of the 21st cen­tury, cli­mate change will sig­nif­i­cantly alter an impor­tant oceano­graphic process that reg­u­lates the pro­duc­tivity of fish­eries and marine ecosys­tems, North­eastern researchers report in a new paper in Nature. These changes are likely to influ­ence the geo­graphic dis­tri­b­u­tion of marine biodiversity.

Study: Bilingual infants lip-​​read more than monolingual infants

The find­ings have big impli­ca­tions for under­standing how infants acquire speech and lan­guage and could play a role in treating and diag­nosing chil­dren with com­mu­nica­tive and learning dis­or­ders like autism, says North­eastern pro­fessor David J. Lewkowicz.

3Qs: New approach to understanding climate change

North­eastern pro­fessor Brian Hel­muth and a group of inter­na­tional researchers recently pub­lished a review paper in Cli­mate Change Responses calling for a new approach to under­standing and pre­dicting the impact of cli­mate change.

Language study offers new twist on mind-​​body connection

Research from North­eastern pro­fessor of psy­chology Iris Berent and her col­leagues finds that spoken lan­guage and motor sys­tems are intri­cately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.

Actress Laverne Cox shares life journey

Cox, the first openly trans­gender person nom­i­nated for an Emmy in acting and a breakout star on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, spoke at North­eastern about the adver­sity the trans­gender com­mu­nity faces.

Northeastern joins new research center on healthy aging

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, will lead Northeastern’s team involved in a new multi-​​university con­sor­tium, which focuses on healthy aging and inno­v­a­tive approaches to help middle-​​aged and older adults lead a more active lifestyle.

Tweets of the Week: Discovering Teixobactin

The dis­covery of Teixobactin set the sci­ence com­mu­nity, main­stream media, and Twitter abuzz on Wednesday when Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis’ work was pub­lished in Nature. Here a sam­pling of the con­ver­sa­tion that erupted on social media.

Groundbreaking Northeastern research sweeps the globe

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis and his team’s pio­neering research pre­senting a new antibi­otic that kills pathogens without encoun­tering any detectable resis­tance has cap­tured head­lines world­wide and drawn wide­spread praise from the sci­en­tific community.