David DeSteno and Daniel Lim found that people are more likely to feel compassion in the face of mass suffering if they believe they can make a difference. Compassion, it seems, is a skill you can strengthen, which is great news for society in general.
Biology isn't just for biologists anymore. Herbert Levine is one of the scientists tackling biological research from an interdisciplinary perspective - in his case, physics.
The Northeastern Mathematics Department will be hosting a conference on Quantum Structures in Algebra and Geometry from August 26-30
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern are using a combination of computational predictions and experimental testing to explore the connection between the chemical make-up of an enzyme and its function.
COS graduate bioinformatics program combines core coursework in bioinformatics computational methods, programming, and statistics with graduate electives that lets students specialize and build broader knowledge in both life sciences and computer science.Learn More
The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record began in late July 2018 in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani and his colleagues are working with the WHO to help model and forecast different aspects of the disease.
Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Visceral leishmaniasis causes 20,000 deaths every year, yet many people have never even heard of it. Hopefully, the opening of a new research and treatment center at Chemolingot Hospital will change both of those things.
Northeastern professors Ajay Satpute and Psyche Loui are studying the link between music and social interaction. They're asking whether the brain phenomenon that makes music undesirable to five percent of the population is also what impairs social bonding in people with autism spectrum disorders.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is funding BATL's efforts to expand their ability to train people in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in new medications, such as biologics.
Eye of Newt and Leg of Axolotl: Northeastern University Hosted an International Conference on Salamander ResearchBiology
Northeastern is proud to have hosted the 2019 Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Biological Research Conference.