• A new era for human fertility research

    In 2004, Jon Tilly, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, overturned the paradigm that female mammals do not produce new egg cells after birth. His discovery has opened the floodgates for new clinical approaches to combat infertility and perhaps even stave off menopause.

  • Deep water data

    Two new faculty based at the Marine Science Center are harvesting data from the ocean to understand how global change has impacted its ecosystems and will continue to do so in the future.

  • The student teacher

    joanna_s_600Joanna Schimizzi enrolled in the master’s of education program at Northeastern’s graduate campus in Charlotte with one goal in mind: professional development.

  • A storm in our veins

    ebong600New assistant professor Eno Ebong studies the effect of mechanical flow on the vascular system with the hope of finding new targets for preventing, diagnosing, or treating vascular disease.

  • In a bad mood? Change the channel

    Lifespan Emotional Development LabResearch suggests that older adults maintain their happier outlook through different emotion regulation strategies. With a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, associate professor Derek Isaacowitz will examine how our multimedia choices play into that.

  • Archivist sees bright future in collections of past

    Giordana MecagniGiordana Mecagni, the new university archivist and head of special collections, is ready to increase the scope of the Archives and Special Collections Department, which preserves valuable collections that documents the history of both Northeastern and Boston.

  • These apps were made for walking

    Personal Health InformaticsOlder adults, and especially those from minority communities, are often overlooked in the development of healthcare-promotion technologies. New work from associate professor Timothy Bickmore targets these populations specifically, and it looks like the strategy is working.

  • 3Qs: The 3-D printing of tomorrow

    Professor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more versatile than traditional 3-D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engineering breakthroughs be just the tip of the iceberg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

  • Study: Antibiotics are unique assassins

    In recent years, the notion that there is a single mechanism by which antibiotics wipe out bacteria has permeated the field of microbiology. Now, new research from professor Kim Lewis and his team questions that hypothesis.

  • Young scientists in training

    Northeastern’s Center for STEM education hosted the 67th annual Boston Science Fair over the weekend, where middle- and high-school students presented research on topics ranging from basketball bouncing to cellular signaling.

  • Hiding in plain sight

    Applications like invisibility cloaking can’t be realized until the metamaterials that enable them are operable at a range of frequencies. New research from associate professor Hossein Mosallaei could lead to this possibility.

  • The secrets to success in urban design

    Experts from academia and the public and private sectors converged at Northeastern for a daylong symposium focused on how to design sustainable cities for the future.

  • Sustainable partnerships in Seattle

    At a recent event at Northeastern University’s graduate campus in Seattle, President Joseph E. Aoun called Northeastern’s graduate campus initiative a “50-year investment” in the city that will focus on degree programs in high-demand fields and thoughtful research and educational collaborations.

  • The brakes of inflammation

    Professor Michail Sitkovsky’s literature review in the New England Journal of Medicine examines the vast body of research that followed his team’s groundbreaking discovery about the inner workings of the immune system.

  • Researcher gives subjects their voice

    Associate professor Rupal Patel has created a way to give people with speech disorders a personalized synthetic voice that resembles their true vocal identity.

  • Complex systems made simple

    Network scientists at Northeastern have designed an algorithm capable of identifying the subset of components that reveal a complex system’s overall nature.

  • How to start a termite ‘orgy’

    In new research, Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor in the department of marine and environmental sciences, and her student Tamara Hartke turn an old theory of termite behavior on its head.

  • The secrets of spider silk

    Steve Cranford, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, studies spider silk and other natural materials for insight into designing more robust synthetic structures.