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Spotlight: The National Society of Black Women in Medicine

“People are meant to exist in communities” The National Society of Black Women in Medicine at NEU are making that change. Toun Olorungbemi, co-Founder & charter president of the National Society of Black Women in Medicine at Northeastern I am a Nigerian-American university student at Northeastern, studying Behavioral Neuroscience in the College of Science with […]
February 27, 2023

Narrative | The Science of Movement

Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad is studying ballet dancers to understand how to help people regain their balance in old age. Her findings could help us improve our mobility, design better robots, and discover how to more effectively treat stroke patients.
February 22, 2023

Hockey physics: What are the forces responsible for a good slap shot? Naturally, we asked a physicist

Hockey fans everywhere love a good slap shot. It is one of the most widely used tools in the game, responsible for some of the sport’s most memorable moments. It’s a skill perfected by all the top goal-scorers, including Northeastern’s Aidan McDonough and Alina Mueller, who lead their teams into their respective Beanpot finals. The men face Harvard at 7:30 p.m. Monday at TD Garden, while the women play at…
February 13, 2023

Tom Brady without football: A look at the psychology of a retiring athlete

Twenty-three seasons and seven Super Bowl rings later, quarterback Tom Brady is hanging up his jersey and donning civilian clothes. His retirement announcement on Wednesday comes a year after the 45-year-old football star initially said he was stepping away from the sport before committing again to what would be a final season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 
February 02, 2023

Can ‘digital traces’ from internet searches and social media predict outbreaks of COVID-19?

Your Google searches and Twitter accounts alert marketers about what items you might like to  purchase—could they also serve as an early warning system when COVID-19 levels are about to take off?  A team of scientists including Northeastern University machine learning expert Mauricio Santillana says internet users’ “digital traces” can be adopted to alert public health officials to sharp increases in COVID-19 at the county level one to six weeks…
January 18, 2023