Don’t worry about the koi fish on campus this winter–they’re just chilling
The Ribosome: Is it the Key to the Next Generation of Antibiotic Therapies?
College of Science, Network Science Program, Physics
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
Network Science Program, Physics
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
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
College of Science, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Network Science Program, Physics
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
Barnett, Barnett Institute for Chemical & Biological Analysis, Biotechnology, College of Science
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
College of Science, Psychology
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
Barnett, Barnett Institute for Chemical & Biological Analysis, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Science
Proteomics will revolutionize the medical and pharmaceutical fields. Professor Alexander Ivanov and his ongoing research will be a part of that revolution.
December 15, 2020
There are plenty of misconceptions about COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. And that’s especially true during a time when false information about the disease, the virus, and possible treatments is so hard to counteract. Different misconceptions about the coronavirus—about how it gets transmitted, and how it leads to COVID-19 complications, for example—can result from a limited […]
July 13, 2020
As the current COVID-19 crisis has made abundantly clear, public health agencies need reliable, up-to-date information to effectively address evolving health problems at local, state, and federal levels. Many agencies in the U.S. are looking to disease surveillance systems that incorporate hospital records and internet-sourced data to predict where and when the worst outbreaks will […]
July 09, 2020
College of Science
We find ourselves asking scientists to do more than simply study the virus,” said Mark Patterson, associate dean for research and graduate affairs in Northeastern’s College of Science, in a conversation streamed on Facebook Live. “In state houses, in cable news interviews, and on social media, they’re translating their data into insights, recommendations, and even advocacy.” Patterson spoke […]
July 06, 2020
Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced My Brother’s Table, the largest soup kitchen on Massachusetts’ North Shore, to change how it serves guests, the community at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center took note, and stepped up.
June 10, 2020
The arrival of the Asian giant hornet in the U.S. has sparked an outcry on social media, but entomologists say that people should not worry about the oversized wasps. Still, some people may be concerned, as the underlying nature of fear isn’t the same for everyone, says neuroscientist Ajay Satpute.
May 26, 2020
It’s best to avoid hostility and communicate with empathy when it comes to helping people understand why covering their faces can slow the spread of the virus, say Northeastern researchers.
May 18, 2020
Biochemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? The answer is in its proteins. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny Beuning, professors of chemistry and chemical biology, are using machine learning to investigate these proteins and begin to understand how to slow the spread of the virus.
May 18, 2020