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Diseases spread differently, region by region. This Mathematical model shows how.

Considering how many factors contribute to the worldwide spread of airborne infectious diseases, forecasting pandemics can be a daunting task. In an attempt to reflect that complex reality, Northeastern’s Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Sociotechnical Systems (MOBS Lab) has developed a new, data-driven model that factors in patterns of interpersonal behavior down to the state or province […]
January 14, 2021
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What can we expect from the new mutation of the coronavirus?

The new, contagious strain of COVID-19 proves that the U.S. needs to step up surveillance of the constantly-changing virus, says Samuel Scarpino,  an assistant professor at Northeastern and director of the Emergent Epidemics Lab. The SARS-CoV-2 virus acquires a new mutation in its genetic structure about every two weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]
January 05, 2021
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Make a heart-healthy resolution this year

If you’re making resolutions for 2021, why not make one that’s good for your heart? A new study by researchers from Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that certain foods—including wine, yogurt, carrots, peanuts, breakfast cereal, grapes, and raisins—are associated with a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease. The researchers also found […]
January 03, 2021

College of Science Connects: Research at the Frontier – Machine Learning & AI

Hear from Hazel Sive, Dean of the College of Science, as she talks to Paul Hand , Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, on his research on theory and algorithms for machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of vision and imaging.
January 01, 2021

Luigi Morelli Fund supports 2020 honoree, Sree Kankanala

Physics student Sree Kankanala came to the United States in September 2019 from her home in India. She spent the next four months longing to go home.  Even for a bright, curious and friendly graduate student, it’s hard to be so far away from friends and family, and in a new country for the very […]
December 17, 2020
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New Global Partnerships Expand Northeastern Ph.D Programs to Italy and Hong Kong

Northeastern’s doctoral students can forge global networks and pursue experiential learning in an international environment thanks to new agreements with a pair of widely recognized universities in Asia and Europe. The global experiential doctoral program between Northeastern, the University of Hong Kong, and Sapienza University of Rome is interdisciplinary flexibility, which allows students to pursue doctoral degrees in […]
December 17, 2020
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Matz Scholars: Investing in Excellence, Investing in the Future

If you’re looking to learn more about Bob Matz ‘62, you’re probably not going to find what you’re looking for here.  Bob would much rather spend his time talking about the student scholars in Northeastern’s Biotechnology Co-op Research Fellowship Program. Along with his wife Eileen, Bob has generously and proudly supported nearly 70 undergraduate students […]
December 16, 2020
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Here’s Why We Need a PSA for the COVID-19 Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines begin making their way from science labs to doctors’ offices, three former U.S. presidents—Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—have said they’re willing to get their shots on camera in order to encourage skeptical Americans to do the same. The move is “a good first step,” says psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, but a broader, […]
December 16, 2020