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Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Northeastern Chemistry and Chemical Biology Professor and George Behrakis Chair of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Alex Makriyannis has made a name for himself in the discovery of this important system and the pharmacological advancements that can come out of it. This spring, in recognition of his vital research, Makriyannis is being named the 2018 Nathan B. Eddy Awardee by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) and will be receiving an…
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the society announced Wednesday.
For hundreds of years, psychologists have operated under the notion that each emotion category—anger, sadness, fear, disgust, happiness, surprise—has its own physiological fingerprint. But that assumption is not true, according to new research by Northeastern psychologists Lisa Feldman Barrett and Karen S. Quigley.
Latika Menon, associate professor of physics at Northeastern, has accomplished a lot in her career so far. However, Menon says that all of these achievements would not have been possible were it not for another, even greater achievement: finding clarity through breathing and meditation.
Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center
In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Munoz and his colleagues write that the probability of a 100-year flood occurring in the Mississippi River system has increased by 20 percent over the past 500 years, three-quarters of which is due to river engineering and other human activities.
Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed a model that harnesses the power of early sales data to predict how many total copies a book will sell. Their analysis uncovers a sales pattern that is common to all books and offers insight on what it takes to make the Times’ bestseller list.
In a paper published recently in Communications Physics, a Nature publication, Bansil and his colleagues describe a discovery that brings us closer to that elusive feat—what he described as the “holy grail” of the field. For the first time, researchers were able to model the behavior of electrons, which are responsible for superconductors’ ability to conduct electricity.
College of Science
Cheryl Zurbrick sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about her job as Director of Lab Safety and Operations for the College of Science at Northeastern University.
Exercise is good for your health. We all know that. But here's a news flash: 150-300 minutes of it per week can give you better and longer sleep, help with depression and anxiety and even lead to better brain function in children, according to a new report.
College of Science, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center
A new appointee in Northeastern’s Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) department, Aron Stubbins studies how the carbon cycle plays out in natural aquatic environments – from rivers to lakes to oceans.